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flannelled fool

n. (context British idiomatic English) A cricketer (from his white flannel trousers).

Flannelled Fool

Flannelled Fool is an autobiography by T. C. Worsley, published in 1967. It takes its title from a phrase in "The Islanders", a poem by Rudyard Kipling.

Though Flannelled Fool is subtitled A Slice of a Life in the Thirties, much of it treats the author's childhood and education before he began a schoolmastering career in 1929.