Tilsley, on the other hand, was considered totally surplus to requirements until his mates cadged
him a wild card to the event.
So Bowie waltzes over looking like an alien from outer space and cadged
a ciggy off me.
Hell, I might have cadged
a fag from a mate, to puff on surreptitiously in the back garden, although I think I'm embellishing.
If the latter were indeed the case, the Oulipo would be in distinguished company, for Bayard contends convincingly in this study that Voltaire plagiarized Conan Doyle; that Maupassant plagiarized Proust; that Racine plagiarized Victor Hugo; and that Fra Angelico cadged
his "dripping" technique from Jackson Pollock.
This was a working class lad who trained on fish and chips, cadged
lifts to important track events because he was too poor to pay for public transport, saw a robbery taking place out of the rear view mirror, raced after the villains and helped bring them to justice, arrived late at the athletics meeting in consequence, only to see his mile event underway, dashed onto the track without warming up, caught his fellow competitors up by the final bend and then burst into the lead just before the tape.
During his performances, Bobby would always hold a cigarette and often cadged
one from a member of the audience.
He was a master dreamer in an age of fantasy and his outrageous claims became more colourful and absurd as each cadged
pint was sunk.
PENNY-pinching Cherie Blair cadged
off her police minder when she spent pounds 200 in a tax-free airport shop and found she had no money.