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Colonel Blimp

noun [C] uk   us   UK old-fashioned
an old man who has old-fashioned ideas and believes he is very important
Translations of “Colonel Blimp”
in Chinese (Traditional) 頑固保守的老頭,老頑固,守舊分子…
in Chinese (Simplified) 顽固保守的老头,老顽固,守旧分子…
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