a gentleman and a scholar
a gentleman and a scholar (plural gentlemen and scholars)
- (idiomatic) An admirable person.
- 2007 January 2, Alessandra Stanley, “Exposed: Celebrities, Tabloids and Sleaze!”, New York Times:
- BBC America recently ran a documentary called “Paparazzi” that also disabused viewers of any lingering impression that gossip rags are run by gentlemen and scholars.
- Although taking the term "gentleman" literally it could only be said of males, it is sometimes used of females as well.
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