This infuriated his grandfather, who cursed Barry and never spoke to him again.
This is not our grandfather's world (nor our fathers' for that matter).
My grandfather ran a series of little general stores there that, one by one, went bankrupt.
“My grandfather, Bruno Fischer, was a pulp fiction writer who supported the family doing it,” said Ernst.
It lists Mike's grandfather, "Dr. D. N. Peschkowsky," as a specialist in venereal disease.
Yes, I had it in the blood, on account of my grandfather, I suppose.
With considerable of a to-do, Mrs. Norris announced the gift of a grandfather's clock.
I've got the grandfather of all headaches, and I won't be able to think straight for a week.
They will receive it as a gift from their brothers, instead of as their due from their grandfather.
grandfather had such respect for her judgment that I knew he would not go against her.
early 15c., from grand (adj.) + father (n.), probably on analogy of French grand-père. Replaced grandsire and Old English ealdefæder. Grandfather clause originally (1900) referred to exemptions from post-Reconstruction voting restrictions in the U.S. South for men whose forebears had voted before the Civil War. Grandfather clock is c.1880, from the popular song; they were previously known as tall case clocks or eight-day clocks.
To give someone a special status or privilege because of service before the time a new or definitive arrangement is made: Some farmers just got grandfathered in, that's true
[1900+; fr the grandfather clause often written into new arrangements in order to be fair to older incumbents or practitioners; the date indicates the earliest instance of grandfather clause]