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A person who is unwilling to settle for long in one place:‘he was a rolling stone, with no ties to anyone or anyplace’
tramp, drifter, down-and-out, derelict, beggar, itinerant, wanderer, nomad, wayfarer, traveller, gypsy, rover, vagabond, transient, migrant, homeless person, beachcomber, person of no fixed abode, person of no fixed address, knight of the road, bird of passage, rolling stoneView synonyms
- ‘But he became a rolling stone, frequently changing clubs and missing a season here and there either through injury or because he couldn't find a club.’
- ‘They're footloose, rolling stones, they have nomadic blood.’
- ‘This week sees even you rolling stones settling into the pleasures of restful domesticity.’
- ‘Unlike a rolling stone, we've gathered a little moss.’
- ‘In Washington, she found ‘the greatest collection of individualists, international rolling stones, and slightly batty geniuses ever gathered together in one organization.’’
- ‘His father was a rolling stone who was to busy doing drugs and caused his son to fear him by his behavior.’
- ‘In contrast, she plays her life like a game of chance, taking joy from the serendipity that a rolling stone existence brings her.’
- ‘You rolling stones are best off investigating the pleasures of domesticity this week.’
- ‘Free-spirited and eccentric she, the rolling stone of the crew, fills most of her time trying to find herself when she's not working on her documentary about single mothers.’
- ‘This rolling stone also was a flamboyant, hard-drinking male chauvinist and dare-devil.’
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