hypocritical teenager, gracious toward adults, pugnacious toward children. [TV: “Leave it to Beaver” in Terrace, II, 18–19]
See: Courtesy, Excessive
gentleman with adults, troublemaker behind their backs. [TV: “Leave it to Beaver” in Terrace, II, 18–19]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.