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Lad o' Wax

A little boy, a doll of a man. In Romeo and Juliet the Nurse calls Paris “a man of wax,” meaning a very “proper man.” Horace speaks of the “waxen arms of Telephus,” meaning well modelled.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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