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Culture vulture

A vulture

A King Vulture. Photo: AFP / Rodrigo Arangua

Today's Phrase

If you love things like art, music and theatre, people could call you a culture vulture.

Examples:

William's going to see three exhibitions and a Beethoven symphony on Saturday. That guy's such a culture vulture.

Oh, give me the Arts section of that magazine. I'm a culture vulture; I need to know what's on at the moment.

Take note

A person who makes money or gains something from other people's bad situation can be called a vulture. It's an insult.

Example:

People who lend the poor money with high interest rates are vultures.

Interesting fact

There are 16 different types of vulture. Many kinds have bald heads, without normal feathers, so they can feed on dead animals without getting dirty.

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