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A haughty or socially pretentious man.
- ‘He knew exactly where his bed was and laid on it like Lord Muck, and seemed quite astonished when we told him to get off the sofa!’
- ‘They have never done a day's building work in their lives, and when they come to visit the site they ponce around like Lord Muck.’
- ‘Gapping for the school leaver, or for the newly minted graduate, is what the grand tour was for young Lord Muck in the 18th century.’
- ‘With staff to milk the cows and break in the race-horses, he is free to prepare himself for his illustrious future - principally by poncing about like Lord Muck.’
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