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  • adj. Posh, upper-class.


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  • One must exert strenuously to top the ridicule-worthiness of “Thurston Willard Throckmorton Westonham IV” and similar upper-crust naming conventions, sported to this day by governors, senators, heirs and captains of industry (although often obscured by more populist nicknames for public consumption).

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  • That is the question that haunts the authorities after a distinguished British gentleman with an upper-crust accent cons his way past a security guard and escapes into the desert carrying a world-famous, one-of-a-kind historic relic.

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  • "It's based on the English system, but the curriculum here is very interesting because it's managed to incorporate the British, American and European systems all in one and take the best of all three," said the prince in that flawless upper-crust accent.

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  • She presumes that anyone upper-crust enough to actually read books is of course fluent in French.

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  • Critics complain that this has benefited only a few upper-crust millionaires, bypassing poorer groups.

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  • Recently, the idea of giving upper-crust preppy items, such as bow ties, a modern spin has been a motif in men's fashion.

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  • The second set touched off by confusing a present-day dinner party with a 1950 meeting with the patronising, upper-crust Conservative constituency committee in Dartford concern her entry into politics and meeting the successful businessman Denis Thatcher, who was to offer her security, enabling her to switch from scientific research to the law and eventually fathering her twins.

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  • The TNC: In a nutshell, the TNC is composed of two key ideological and religious elements: the upper-crust of Libya's relatively secular society and Libyan democratic nationals united with defecting military officers on the one hand, and relatively hard-line Islamists who were based in Benghazi and who constituted the historic foundation of Gaddafi's Libyan opposition.

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  • Roger and his Jewish mother have a messy relationship; Roger and his seemingly upper-crust boyfriend have a complicated relationship that seems a bit sketched-out instead of properly developed.

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  • In a bit of real life imitating art, Meryl Streep's daughter Grace Gummer stars in new drama series, "Gigantic" (TeenNick at 10), which chronicles the lives of kids with A-list parents and how they fare in the crazy world of the upper-crust Hollywood elite.

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