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better–to–do

adjective bet·ter–to–do

Definition of better–to–do

  1. :  in prosperous economic circumstances :  better off many of the better-to-do urban Frenchmen acquire homes in the country — S. K. Padover

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Origin and Etymology of better–to–do

intended as comparative of well-to-do


First Known Use: 1860


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better–to–do

noun bet·ter–to–do

Definition of better–to–do

plural

better–to–do

  1. :  one who is better-to-do the better-to-do on whom the burden of the expense of the liberal program had fallen — C. L. Jones

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1875

First Known Use of better–to–do

1875


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