chattering classes


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chat·ter·ing classes

(chăt′ə-rĭng)
pl.n.
Affluent, educated people who comment in the media on politics and current affairs.

chattering classes

pl n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the chattering classes informal often derogatory the educated sections of society, considered as enjoying discussion of political, social, and cultural issues
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chattering classes

[ˈtʃætərɪŋˈklɑːsɪs] npl the chattering classes (fam, pej) → gli intellettualoidi
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03 HHH HH THIS an intense domestic tale of adultery among the chattering classes.
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Such a political prize will have been well noted among the London chattering classes , including many of great influence in the Labour Party.
IT entered the political lexicon and became known among the chattering classes as "doing a Newcastle".
President Obama set the chattering classes abuzz after his unilateral announcement to raise the minimum wage.
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SUZANNE MALONEY'S April piece, "The Case for Containing a Nuclear Iran," prompted strong opinions from the chattering classes.