trouble man

Origin of trouble man

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for trouble man

Historical Examples of trouble man

  • That is what the trouble-man 118told us might have been done.

    Whispering Wires

    Henry Leverage

  • He first disconnected the wires and waited till I sent for a trouble-man.

    Whispering Wires

    Henry Leverage

  • “The jig is up, then,” said the trouble-man, turning toward the telephone.

    Whispering Wires

    Henry Leverage

  • How did the trouble-man get into this house in the first place, Mr. Drew?

    Whispering Wires

    Henry Leverage

  • Ask Jack Nefe, or whoever is in charge, for the trouble-man who fixed the phone last night.

    Whispering Wires

    Henry Leverage