old school tie


Definition of old school tie

1a : an attitude of conservatism, aplomb, and upper-class solidarity associated with English public school graduates
b : a necktie displaying the colors of an English public school
2 : clannishness among members of an established clique

First Known Use of old school tie

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of old school tie was in 1932

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grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

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