Nosy Parker

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Nosy Parker

after a meddlesome Elizabethan Archbishop of Canterbury. [Br. Hist.: Espy, 169]
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It was such interfering meddlers and nuisances who demanded that Plimsoll Lines be adopted by shipping companies to prevent greedy owners from overloading their vessels and endangering the lives of their crews and it was such pests and nosy parkers with the nanny state mentality who ensured that all children received a proper education with the passing of the Education Act of 1870.
Rooms have pigeon-eye views across Hyde Park towards Buck House - the Queen objects to extra floors being built because she doesn't want nosy parkers peeking into her back garden.
A big fence will derail vandals and nosy parkers on a disused railway line, it is claimed.
NOSY PARKERS Some of the more curious people from South Wales will be offered a role in an upcoming Discovery Channel programme, which will be screened in June.
You can't have it every which way - we like the gossip and have done for what seems like forever; we seem to be a nation of nosy parkers.