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old stager

noun
1.
stager (def 1).
Origin of old stager
1705-1715
1705-15
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  • I am an old stager, you see, and doubtless I don't march with the times; but this seems to me to be a very rapid business!

    The Tree of Knowledge Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
  • I'm an old stager; I know a whole lot that I wish I didn't know.

    They of the High Trails Hamlin Garland
  • I generally spoke to the captain, or to some old stager among the passengers, on this subject.

  • He was evidently an old stager, who would give the best dogs something to do.

    A Hungarian Nabob Maurus Jkai
  • These are the words of an old stager; and though time is a good conservative in forest places, much may be untrue to-day.

    Across the Plains Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “An old stager, sure,” Harris commented, as we returned to camp.

    Summer Dallas Lore Sharp
  • They saw within the fourth day that the new-comer was an old stager in more ways than one.

    To The Front Charles King
  • At any other time he would have admired the policy of the old stager.

    Cosmopolis, Complete Paul Bourget
  • "There'll be no holding you," continued the old stager, grimly.

  • He was eager to let strangers know in a dismal mumble that he was 'an old stager out here.'

    Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
British Dictionary definitions for old stager

old stager

noun
1.
a person with experience; old hand
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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