Darby and Joan


Darby and Joan
старая любящая супружеская чета [имена героев баллады Г. Вудфолла (H. Woodfall), опубликованной в 1735 г.]

And there were three young married couples in camp, also a Darby and Joan... (H. Lawson, ‘Over the Sliprails’, ‘A Case for the Oracle’) — В лагере были три молодых пары и одна любящая супружеская чета далеко не первой молодости.


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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  • Darby and Joan — [ˌda:bi ən ˈdʒəun US ˌda:rbi ən ˈdʒoun] n BrE [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: The names of a happy long married couple in an 18th century poem] like Darby and Joan used humorously when talking about an old husband and wife who live very happily… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Darby and Joan — 1735, characteristic name of an old, happily married couple …   Etymology dictionary

  • Darby and Joan — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a devoted old married couple. ORIGIN from a poem (1735) in the Gentleman s Magazine …   English terms dictionary

  • Darby and Joan — [där′bē ənd jō an′, jōn′] n. [< an 18th c. song] an old married couple much devoted to each other …   English World dictionary

  • Darby and Joan — For films of this title, see Darby and Joan (film). Darby and Joan is a proverbial phrase for a married couple content to live a quiet shared life. Contents 1 Usage 2 Appearances as a poetic conceit 3 Appearances in popular music …   Wikipedia

  • darby and joan — n. a devoted old married couple. Phrases and idioms: Darby and Joan club Brit. a club for people over 60. Etymology: 18th c.: perh. f. a poem of 1735 in the Gentleman s Magazine * * * |därbēənˈjō(ə)n, jōˈan noun Usage: usually capitalized D&J… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Darby and Joan — noun be like Darby and Joan BrE humorous used when talking about an old husband and wife who live very happily together …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Darby and Joan —    1. an elderly married couple living together    They were the characters in Woodfall s 18thcentury ballad, who grew old together. Rarely seen as a verb:     Darby and Joaning it into the sunset. (Bogarde, 1981)    2. obsolete British    a pair …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Darby and Joan — Dar·by and Joan || dɑːbɪ É™n(d) dʒəʊn n. (British) happily married and devoted elderly couple …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Darby and Joan — noun Etymology: probably from Darby & Joan, couple in an 18th century song Date: 1760 a happily married usually elderly couple …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Darby and Joan — a happily married elderly couple who lead a placid, uneventful life. [named after a couple mentioned in an 18th century song] * * * …   Universalium