label Mabel

English translation: woman who seeks out designer-label clothing etc.

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English term or phrase:label Mabel
Selected answer:woman who seeks out designer-label clothing etc.
Entered by: Tony M

06:05 Jun 29, 2015
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Art/Literary - Textiles / Clothing / Fashion
English term or phrase: label Mabel
Whether you're a nest-featherer or label Mabel, Beverly Hills offers a wealth of shopportunity.
Ivan Niu
China
Local time: 17:43
woman who seeks out designer-label clothing etc.
Explanation:
(or '...is addicted to...'!)

The use of the specific name 'Mabel' is not meaningful, but this type of rhyming doublet is common in EN idioms, cf. expressions like 'trolley dolly' (= an air-hostess)

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Note added at 2 heures (2015-06-29 08:37:47 GMT)
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Do note that I only said 'woman' because of the use of the woman's name 'Mabel' — the sexist assumption that this might only apply to women may or may not have been the authoor's deliberate intention.
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Tony M
France
Local time: 10:43
Grading comment
Thank you, Tony!
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4 +8woman who seeks out designer-label clothing etc.
Tony M


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woman who seeks out designer-label clothing etc.


Explanation:
(or '...is addicted to...'!)

The use of the specific name 'Mabel' is not meaningful, but this type of rhyming doublet is common in EN idioms, cf. expressions like 'trolley dolly' (= an air-hostess)

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Note added at 2 heures (2015-06-29 08:37:47 GMT)
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Do note that I only said 'woman' because of the use of the woman's name 'Mabel' — the sexist assumption that this might only apply to women may or may not have been the authoor's deliberate intention.

Tony M
France
Local time: 10:43
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 20
Grading comment
Thank you, Tony!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Edith Kelly
24 mins
  -> Thanks, Edith!

agree  Jack Doughty
59 mins
  -> Thanks, Jack!

agree  Phong Le
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Phong Le!

agree  Arabic & More
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Amel!

agree  Sheila Wilson: A Beverley Hills address must be the most highly prized label of all
2 hrs
  -> Thanks, Sheila! Oh yes, LOL!

agree  Yvonne Gallagher: yes Mabel rhymes with label but also could hint at a fashion "maven" //"maven" originally meant expert" but aligned with fashion just means someone who always wants to keep up with trends (self-proclaimed expert sometimes!), who lives and breathes fashion
4 hrs
  -> Thanks, G! Oh that's interesting, I don't know that word?

agree  Sheri P
5 hrs
  -> Thanks, Sheri!

agree  Cilian O'Tuama: You've worked for Kiddies Channel TV?
16 hrs
  -> Thanks, Cilian! No, so I'm afraid your allusion is lost on me :-(
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