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a good man is hard to find

a good man is hard to find

Meaning

  • This proverb refers to women who are looking for suitable alliances but aren’t able to find them.
  • It reflects the modern age difficulty for women to be able to find a partner

Example Sentences

  1. He has stood by her in all her troubled times. Usually a good man is hard to find but she has done quite well for herself.
  2. A good man is hard to find, especially for women who do not want to make any compromises for themselves.
  3. It is in the nature of some women to complain and not value relationships. They must understand a fact that a good man is hard to find.
  4. My man is charming, funny and has a great sense of humour. Who says that a good man is hard to find?

Origin
The phrase was the title of a famous song by Eddie Green in 1918. The song elaborated on the fact that one may find a lot of men but they are mostly not the right kind of an alliance since they may wander off. He goes further to say that women who have found the right one should hold on to their men and appreciate them.

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