“God made him, and therefore let him pass for a man.”
(Merchant of Venice, act 1, sc. 2)
Comments. Perfect answer to the question, “What do you think of him?” when your opinion of the subject in question is negative. It is an insult that takes away the coarseness without removing the sting.
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In the play. Nerissa’s opinion of Monsieur LeBon, one of Portia’s suitors.