child of the manse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A figurative use of the literal sense of “one born in a manse (a dwelling for a minister of certain Christian churches)”, attributed to be hard-working and disciplined due to life-long indoctrination with the Protestant work ethic.

Noun[edit]

child of the manse (plural children of the manse)

  1. A diligent and industrious person.

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