Meaning of “the grand old man of sth” in the English Dictionary

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"the grand old man of sth" in British English

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the grand old man of sth

humorous

a man who has been involved in a particular activity for a long time and is known and respected by a lot of people:

He's been called the grand old man of Latin American literature.

(Definition of “the grand old man of sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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