One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The practice of working as a prostitute.
- ‘A young lady, a practitioner of the world's oldest profession, is plying her trade on a cold Fort Ave.’
- ‘Even though love-at-work is as old as the world's oldest profession, the days of women being suspected of sleeping their way to the middle are not over.’
- ‘The network of courtesans, musicians and artists hitherto thriving on royal patronage were reduced to penury; and were forced to turn to the world's oldest profession.’
- ‘One ‘customer’ appeared to be a working woman of the oldest profession, plying her trade indoors in the air conditioned restaurant instead of outside on a street corner in the heat.’
- ‘Love for Sale, first published in Norwegian in 1997, is nothing if not ambitious, attempting as it does to cover all aspects of the world's oldest profession, at all times and in all places.’
- ‘To assist them they enlist the aid of Rahab, an inhabitant of Jericho, and a practitioner of the world's oldest profession.’
- ‘However, the lure of increased tax revenues is evidently not enough to overcome misgivings about permitting the world's oldest profession equal status on today's job market.’
- ‘Yes, the oldest profession (even when it's called ‘escort’) is, ‘Society’ wise, not the most respected.’
- ‘It feels that the crackdown will drive prostitution and brothels even further underground, making the oldest profession even more dangerous for both the women and their punters.’
- ‘And in Belle de Jour and Hustle, Deneuve depicts two diametrically opposed versions of the world's oldest profession, both of which defy conventional interpretations.’
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