Dutch uncle


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Dutch uncle

n.
A stern, candid critic or adviser.
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Dutch uncle

n
informal a person who criticizes or reproves frankly and severely
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Dutch′ un′cle


n.
a person, often a mentor or advisor, who criticizes or reproves with unsparing severity and frankness.
[1820–30]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Dutch uncle - a counselor who admonishes frankly and sternly
counselor, counsellor - someone who gives advice about problems
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Dutch Uncle enjoyed a first success for 22 months when scoring at Lingfield last week, and can repeat the trick back at the Surrey venue in the Betway Live Casino Handicap.
Dutch Uncle takes a fairly marked drop in class on his second start for Olly Murphy, and that could work the oracle in the Betway Casino Apprentice Selling Stakes.
He came up a little short on the day, showing signs of greenness late on, and had to make to do with the runner-up spot behind the far more experienced Dutch Uncle.
Saeed bin Suroor's gelding confirmed the promise of last year's Wood Ditton success when second to the more experienced Dutch Uncle at Lingfield.
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But then I simply cannot ignore that Jacob's "patroon"-ship (Dutch for landholder in New Netherland and New York with manorial rights in the colonial era; from the French patron) derives directly from his Dutch uncle and the Dutch settled down [in] New York State, so the race for place starts over again.
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