visiting fireman


Definition of visiting fireman

: a usually important or influential visitor whom it is desirable or expedient to entertain impressively

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Next week, Odin will ride in a police car and also head over to Newark, New Jersey, to visit firemen. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "Woman creates "bucket list" for terminally ill St. Bernard," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of visiting fireman

1926, in the meaning defined above

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