visiting fireman

visiting fireman

noun Informal.
1.
an influential person accorded special treatment while visiting an organization, industry, city, etc.
2.
a visitor, as a tourist or vacationer, in a city, presumed to be a big spender.

Origin:
1935–40

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visiting fireman
 
n
informal (US) a visitor whose presence is noticed because he is an important figure, a lavish spender, etc

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