One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A mischievous or awkward person, especially a child.‘some pushy little perisher’
mischievous child, imp, monkey, puck, rascal, rogue, minx, mischief-maker, prankster, tearawayView synonyms
- ‘‘They may be right little perishers,’ he said, ‘but some are suffering from attention or behavioural disorders.’’
- ‘Finally a bit of childish (bless the little perishers) nonsense to start the weekend.’
- ‘The last option would be to offer your nuclear shelter (make sure you have one) as a practise-room until the little perisher's big break comes.’
- ‘As soon as the little perishers are weaned, walking and talking, we want you back stoking the furnace.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.