'on the make' bleached to positive 'making good money'?

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 21 12:42:52 UTC 2012

I think the use of "man on the make" to mean someone who is improving his
lot is well-established. Woodrow Wilson used it in 1912 to refer to small


On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 6:02 AM, Damien Hall <damien.hall at newcastle.ac.uk>wrote:

> man on the make

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