popinjay

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popinjay

1. an archaic word for parrot
2. the figure of a parrot used as a target
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WELL ESTABLISHED: Popinjays Restaurant in Berwick offers the opportunity for a variety of different cuisines.
Those overpaid, overpreened popinjays who in a bygone age would have been dismissed are held up as people we should aspire to be like.
I bet it did, but at least someone around the Crown Jewels had the brass orbs to suggest it among the brown-nosers and mincing popinjays (Definitions: the figure of a parrot fixed on a pole as a mark to shoot at.
Along with all the popinjays endangering the nation by disregarding the long-term effects of over-population.
Not like the shameless ladies' fancies and popinjays who now pretend to ride.
To watch many of these preening popinjays in action, you wouldn't believe they were capable of making the smallest of errors.