the upper crust


: the highest social class or group : upper class
the upper crust of American society

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Recent Examples on the Web Not so much Charlie’s ex-wife Martha (Diane Lane, outstanding), who feels shunted aside by the upper crust in town. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 2 May 2024 Chris Evans is as good as he's ever been as rebel leader Curtis, but Tilda Swinton steals the show as a toothy, grotesque spokesman for the upper crust. Randall Colburn,, 9 Nov. 2023 But Capote’s critique of the upper crust, specifically, gets mostly buried. Lili Loofbourow, Washington Post, 31 Jan. 2024 Located in the West End of London, Old Bond Street has housed many upscale fashion retailers since the 18th century and remains a popular shopping destination for the upper crust. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 22 Jan. 2024 This movement stripped the upper crust from the rising peak, exposing swaths of its peridotite core. Quanta Magazine, 4 Jan. 2024 Along with the announcement, Netflix released a video stitching together previously seen footage with TikToks and social media posts from fans eager to revisit the upper crust of Regency-era London. Ethan Shanfeld, Variety, 12 Dec. 2023 In the 1880s, the opera was the center of the upper crust’s social scene: People would dress in their finest gowns and tiaras and then head to the arts center for a night of live performance. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 30 Oct. 2023 But Tesla has just about given up on the upper crust of the luxury market. Russ Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 20 July 2023

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“The upper crust.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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