A badge of two wide purple stripes, donned by senators and certain various other high-ranking men and women in old Rome.
an easy stripe of purple regarding fore-part of the tunic, worn by senators in old Rome as an emblem of company.
1 of 2 broad stripes of purple woven in the stuff of the tunic donned by Roman senators and people of senatorial position, extending vertically through the neck along the front side, and offering as a badge of these self-esteem. See angusticlave.
ergo The tunic ornamented with these rings or stripes, or even the dignity which it was a mark.
A figure of speech in which the expression is an evident exaggeration of the meaning intended to be conveyed or by which things are represented as much greater or less better or worse than they really are a statement exaggerated fancifully through excitement or for effect...