Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as silverfish, 6.
  • n. One who belongs to the upper classes in society or the community. Compare coppertail.

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Examples

  • Since Mr Turnbull was elected Liberal leader this week, a string of Government Ministers and Labor MPs have painted him as being a "silvertail" who is out of touch with regular Australians.

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  • At least it was Labor heartland territory until eight months ago, when the Liberals snatched it in a by-election with a massive 25 per cent swing to give them a greater buffer there than in silvertail Vaucluse.

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  • It is a classic case of MPs from silvertail and fibro backgrounds claiming to be better able to represent ordinary workers as well as top executives.

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  • Sadly for the Gazal family, such privileges can cause all sorts of headaches, especially when their yacht is invaded by marauding drunks from another superyacht owned by an equally prominent silvertail under the nose of one of Australia's most prestigious yacht clubs.

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  • They said Mr Abbott, not burdened with Mr Turnbull's image as a silvertail, would target the old Howard battlers, while the resurgent Nationals would tap into the vein of rural discontent over the CPRS.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • However, Liberal frontbencher Steve Ciobo says any attempt to paint Mr Turnbull as a silvertail will backfire on Labor, which has its own multi-millionaires on its front bench.

    thedaily.com.au: Breaking News

  • Malcolm Turnbull is a self-obsessed silvertail and his ego will not go down well with voters, says Labor.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Dismissed as a silvertail and by his Labor foes, Mr Turnbull was charming and funny on ABC's Q and A last night.

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  • But Mr Turnbull is attempting to demolish his reputation as a silvertail, using his first press conference to focus on his difficult childhood with a single parent.

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  • Ps: Expect Labor to ease off on the silvertail stuff now.

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