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A Passing Fancy was a Toronto band from the mid-1960s fronted by the singer-songwriter and guitarist Jay Telfer, today publisher and editor of the antique collector's magazine Wayback Times, and Dr. Brian Price, president of In The Game Hockey Cards.
- "A Passing Fancy" is a musical album of A Passing Fancy.
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- "A Passing Fancy" is a musical single of Edison Concert Band.
- released in (106 years ago)
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The Dictionary of Clichs (2013)
A Word Lover's Guide to 4,000 Overused Phrases and Almost-Pleasing Platitudes by Christine Ammer
here today and gone tomorrow Describing an ephemeral phenomenon, a passing fancy, a fad. Originally this expression referred to the relatively brief spanof a human life. It was recorded by numerous writers and was included in ...
by Merriam-Webster, Inc
(a passing fancy) (the confounding of the Passing with the Permanent-Austin) Ephemeral may imply existence for only a day ( ephemeral insects) (ephemeral flowers) In extended use, it implies marked shortness of life or of duration (as of influence or appeal) (jazz is perishable, ephemeral, elusive-Balliett) Momentary implies duration for a moment or a similar very short time (a momentary irritation-Hardy) Fugitive and fleeting apply to what passes swiftly, ...
Dictionary of Sociology (1944)
by Henry Pratt Fairchild
A passing fancy or novelty interest. It may relate to slang phrases, types of jokes, modes of conduct, dress, or other phenomena. Fads originate generally and spread most rapdily in areas of high stimulation: Hollywood or Broadway. They are most likely to be associated with the interests of leisure or play. Cf. fashion. N.A. fakir family, plantation fakir. An oriental religious ascetic. One who ...
Geoffrey Chaucer to John Cleese by Steven H. Gale
A passing fancy.
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