the upper crust


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Both pieces would feel expensive for the upper middle class but tacky for the upper crust who don't dabble in trendy, logo-heavy fashions. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 28 Mar. 2023 The pages featured the upper crust at play, horsing around and lounging about, untroubled yet serious. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, 20 Mar. 2023

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“The upper crust.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Apr. 2023.

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