The fishy glitter in his eye became intensified. He looked like a halibut which had been asked by another halibut to lend it a couple of quid till next Wednesday.
A Few Quick Ones “The Word in Season”
Percy continued to stare before him like a man who has drained the wine cup of life to its lees, only to discover a dead mouse at the bottom
He was standing on his left leg. With a sudden change of policy, he now shifted and stood on his right.
A chap who’s supposed to stop chaps pinching things things from chaps having a chap come along and pinch something from him.
The Code of the Woosters (1938)
She fitted into my biggest armchair as if it had been built round her by someone who knew they were wearing armchairs tight about the hips that season.
My Man Jeeves (1919) “Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest”
…now tailors measured him just for the sake of exercise.