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A man who lives a life of luxury and excess.as modifier ‘Souness has put the Champagne Charlie lifestyle behind him’
- ‘But for brief splashes of colour when he'd play two or three shots in quick succession, this was a dour, grey innings, and exactly what was required after the Champagne Charlies had hurriedly exited the party.’
- ‘For we're all Champagne Charlies these days and we just can't get enough of the bubbly stuff.’
- ‘It was not an easy task as Champagne Charlie met with considerable resistance.’
- ‘I felt a bit of a Champagne Charlie when I discovered it was a Pommery from 1952-the year of the century - and could now fetch up to £1,000 a bottle.’
- ‘From Division Three deadbeats to Champagne Charlies of the First Division in the space of five years - now that was something to celebrate.’
- ‘Let me introduce you to an old friend and fantastic handicapper, Champagne Charlie.’
- ‘He is a freelance writer and a member of the organising committee for the Henry Jackson Society, as well as co-founder of the Champagne Charlies discussion group.’
- ‘I don't go in for ravishing my hostages, not even a Titian-haired deb who has probably teased the wits out of the Champagne Charlies at the hunt balls.’
- ‘In the latter half of the 19th century, Champagne Charlie falls passionately in love with gun-running southern Belle Pauline and is pushed into the dangerous world of espionage as he battles to fulfill his destiny.’
- ‘They're best known for their unmistakable accents and no nonsense attitude but now they have another accolade - they're Britain's new Champagne Charlies.’
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