A do-over husband...usually
a second husband who is considered a safe choice (i.e. more financially stable, less abusive, and more faithful) than woman
's first husband. A Mulligan Man would have never been on the radar screen for the woman
in high school/teen years
and maybe college years
. Only after being married to the exciting, yet less responsible jerk husband and perhaps having his offspring, does the woman
want a new supportive
provider before she become
older and less desirable.
Although, Kevin had always
been a nice, considerate, and responsible kind of guy, he avoided dating divorced
woman as not to be considered a Mulligan man.
her unfaithful high school sweetheart, decided to find herself a Mulligan man, who could pay the bills, be faithful, and provide for her two kids.