Posted by R. Berg on March 28, 2004
In Reply to: Boy-made-good posted by Bruce Kahl on March 28, 2004
: : Hi,
: : Need help on the following sentence:
: : "Paws, Inc. is created by local boy-made-good Jim Davis."
: : What does "boy-made-good" mean?
: : Thanks!
: It means a local citizen who became famous:
: "Paws, Inc. was created by a local boy who has become famous. His name is Jim Davis."
SFC, the placement of hyphens in the sentence you quoted is misleading. "Local" and "boy" go together. "Local-boy-made-good" would express the meaning better.