His face would light up and smile as though he were actually sitting on the front porch or in the parlor with them.
But blame-the-candidate is a Democratic parlor game played when they lose local seats they should have won by the numbers.
But when they want to reverse nature, and rule white men, and marry white women, and sit in my parlor, then, by God!
Today, savant-like information recall seems more like a parlor trick than a mark of real intelligence: cool, but not enviable.
Unwrapping her many layers has become the current parlor game of the media and blogosphere.
We have left the dining-room and parlor and hall to be put to rights to-morrow.
He was shown into the parlor, and Will Paine came down to see him.
How many were trodden into the parlor carpet can never be known.
The first task that was set her was that of sweeping and dusting a parlor.
I could move out the melojion into the kitchen and give 'em the parlor, and welcome, too.
c.1200, parlur, "window through which confessions were made," also "apartment in a monastery for conversations with outside persons;" from Old French parleor "courtroom, judgment hall, auditorium" (12c., Modern French parloir), from parler "to speak" (see parley (n.)).
Sense of "sitting room for private conversation" is late 14c.; that of "show room for a business" (e.g. ice cream parlor) first recorded 1884. As an adjective, "advocating radical views from a position of comfort," 1910.