Posted by Lotg on December 01, 2004
In a recent, rather heated discussion with my partner, I told him he had more front than Myers. Meaning, he was all show and no substance and had a real hide doing some of the things he was doing, and getting away with it. ie. More front that a Myers display window.
Myers is a department store chain in Australia, much like the nature of Bloomingdales and Harrods. Originally, it was only in Victoria (it's now national). While in New South Wales they had alternatives such as Grace Bros and David Jones. I can't say I've heard anyone in NSW say 'more front that DJs', so it might just be a Victorian term.
My question is, is this term "More front than ..." also used in other countries. ie. Do New Yorkers say 'more front that Bloomingdales' or 'Londoners say more front that Harrods'? ---GODDESS