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"These are your friends the Erskines, sir. Madam kisses both of them. You kiss her and you shake his hand. Then you wink and say, 'Hey, how about those Yankees?' "
Tags:butler, butlers, etiquette, etiquettes, good manners, bad manners, manner, manners, greeting, greetings, announcement, announcements, cocktail party, cocktail parties, dinner party, dinner parties, party guest, party guests, cocktail party, cocktail parties, small talk, small-talk, social skill, social skills, socialising, socializing
"Have I ever hugged you, Elkins?"
Tags:hug, hugs, hugging, display of affection, displays of affection, physical display, physical displays, psychobabble, affection, affectionate, withhold, withholds, withholding, hard to please, difficult to please, butler, butlers, driver, drivers, driving, limo, limos, limo driver, limo drivers, limousine, limousines, introvert, introverts, introversion, withdrawn
"Madame asks how your program is?"
Tags:tv show, tv shows, tv program, tv programs, television program, television programs, television show, television shows, butler, butlers, servant, servants, domestic servant, domestic servants, wife, wives, husband, husbands, aristocrat, aristocrats, aristocracy, upper class, upper classes, class divide, class divides, manor, manors, stately home, stately homes
"Apologies, sir. The mansion is haunted by Randy, the master's late spaniel."
Tags:spaniel, spaniels, dog, dogs, haunted house, haunted houses, haunted mansion, haunted mansions, ghost, ghosts, spirit, spirits, canine, canines, canine behaviour, canine behavior, dog behaviour, dog behavior, pet, pets, late, butler, butlers, halloween, halloweens, haunting, hauntings, haunted, haunt, haunts
Big Fish Eat Little Fish
Tags:big fish, little fish, big fish eat little fish, proverb, proverbs, sayings, saying, expressions, expression, big boss, boss, executive, executives, manager, managers, employee, employees, fish, fishes, predator, predators, prey, food chain, top of the food chain, dominance, in charge, butler, butlers
"Beg pardon, sir, there is a wolf at the door."
A butler holds down a tennis net so his master can more easily jump over it to shake the hand of his opponent.
Pearson, I Smell Something Burning
"This morning, I looked into the mirror and said to myself, 'Bruce, you're a billionaire. It's time to stop horsing around and enjoy life a little.' "
Tags:superhero, superheroes, cave, caves, lair, lairs, superhero lair, superhero lairs, butler, butlers, billionaire, billionaires, wealthy, wealth, rich, riches, 1%, the one percent, anti-hero, anti-heroes, retirement, retire, pension, pensioner, leisure time, reward, rewards, self-care, self care, comic book, comic books, comic book character, comic book characters, film character, film characters, comic book movies, comic book movie, movie character, movie characters, television character, television characters, famous characters, famous fictional characters
Rolling out the red carpet.
"Fenton, bring me my pipe, my bowl, and my Nat King Cole records."
"Did you ring, Sir?"
"Well, I think it's drawing far too well."
Tags:drawing, drawings, draw, draws, wind, winds, windy, open window, open windows, fire, fires, fireplace, fireplaces, draw the curtains, drawing the curtains, draft, drafts, drafty, blow, blows, blowing, blown around, blowing around, suck up, sucks up, butler, butlers, cold, coldness, cold-natured, preference, preferences
"He'll be damned difficult to replace!"
Tags:replacement, replacements, butler, butlers, servant, servants, domestic worker, domestic workers, heart attack, heart attacks, domestic, domestics, club, clubs, gentlemen, gentleman, aristocrat, aristocrats, aristocracy, heartless, heartlessness, worker, employee, employees, employer, employers, hr, human resources
"The women on these dating sites don't seem to believe I'm a prince."
Tags:prince, princes, online dating, dating, online, internet, internet dating, scam, scams, scammer, catfish, catfishing, catfisher, catfishers, cat-fishing, cat-fish, cat-fisher, cat-fishing, fake, false, profile, profiles, date, women, woman, butler, butlers, dating site, dating sites, dating app, dating apps, relationship, relationships, looking for a partner, modern life, match, matches, too-good-to-be-true, too good to be true, unrealistic
"Oh, don't be such a pill, Father - say 'hello' to the child."
"One of nature's nobleman and a bag lady."
Tags:wealth, wealthy, millionaire, millionaires, billionaire, billionaires, the one percent, rich, riches, elite, elitist, elitism, high class, high society, privilege, privileged, butler, butlers, cocktail party, cocktail parties, footman, footmen, classes, class, class division, class distinction, nobleman, noblemen, making an entrance
"This is really putting a crimp in my plan to live in the woods and survive off nothing but berries and grubs."
Tags:survivalist, survivalists, survive, survives, rough it, roughs it, roughing it, live in the woods, living in the woods, woods, cabin, cabins, log cabin, log cabins, fantasy, mansion, mansions, upper class, upper classes, common people, butler, butlers, rich, riches, camp, camps, camping, camper, campers, test yourself, testing yourself, inconvenience, inconveniences, life of luxury, lives of luxury, luxurious, accommodations
"The plumber says to put a pan under the place that leaks."
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"Where's the damn bottle-opener?" "It's his day off, sir."
'The cows are out.'
"Edwards, fetch my pajamas! I'm going to draw some cartoons."
'Now cut the mustard please Loveday.'
Tags:helping hand, a helping hand, hatstand, hatstands, coat hook, coat hooks, coat, coats, jacket, jackets, lend a hand, lending a hand, overindulge, overindulged, privilege, privileged, mollycoddle, mollycoddled, cosset, cosseted, butler, butlers, convenience, convenient, lazy, laziness, modern life, modern time, modern attitudes, hatrack, hatracks, coat rack, coat racks, modern technology