He had a tough style, these folks say, but Moore was no creampuff either.
I remember my first campaign. My opponent called me a cream puff. That's what he said. Well, I rushed out and got the baker's union to endorse me. [Sen. Claiborne Pell, D-R.I., 1987]As a salesman's word, "something that is a tremendous bargain," it is from 1940s.