Posts Tagged ‘Self-made man’


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self-made man

SELF-MADE MAN, n. A businessman with a fortune of $10 billion who began life under the handicap of inheriting a mere $1 billion.

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–from The American Heretic’s Dictionary (revised & expanded)


self-made man

SELF-MADE MAN, n. A businessman with a fortune of $10 million who began life under the handicap of inheriting a mere $1 million.

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–from the revised and expanded edition of The American Heretic’s Dictionary, the best modern successor to Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary

American Heretic's Dictionary revised and expanded by Chaz Bufe, front cover