After all, one is not an ex-British Cabinet Minister for nothing.
Have you ever thought that, while you are a peer and a Cabinet Minister, I am only a nurse?
"That is your modesty, my friend," said the Cabinet Minister with a benign smile.
Indeed he felt like a Cabinet Minister, though he had not yet obtained that rank.
On the day on which he became a politician he became a cabinet minister.
"I should not be surprised if he does not appear in good clothes," said the Cabinet Minister.
"He's a fine figure of a man, anyhow," said the Cabinet Minister.
Quite an experience for you, then, with a Cabinet Minister coming!
This was more than even a Cabinet Minister could be expected to stand.
Do you know what I heard a cabinet minister say about you yesterday?