gentleman and scholar

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gentleman and scholar (plural gentlemen and scholars)

  1. Alternative form of scholar and gentleman
    • 1951, J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye:
      "You're a real prince. You're a gentleman and a scholar, kid," I said.
    • 2007 January 2, Alessandra Stanley, “Exposed: Celebrities, Tabloids and Sleaze!”, in New York Times:
      BBC America recently ran a documentary called “Paparazzi” that also disabused viewers of any lingering impression that gossip rags are run by gentlemen and scholars.