finishing school


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fin·ish·ing school

(fĭn′ĭ-shĭng)
n.
A private girls' school that stresses training in cultural subjects and social activities.

finishing school

n
(Education) a private school for girls that prepares them for society by teaching social graces and accomplishments

fin′ishing school`


n.
a private school, usu. a high school or junior college, that educates young women for life in society.
[1830–40]

finishing school

A private school for girls at which students are taught social and cultural skills to equip them for life in society.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.finishing school - a private school for girls that emphasizes training in cultural and social activities
school - an educational institution; "the school was founded in 1900"
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finishing school

[ˈfɪnɪʃɪŋˌskuːl] nscuola privata di perfezionamento (per signorine)
References in classic literature ?
It is all very well for girls who are to get their own living by teaching, and that sort of thing; but all she needs is a year or two at a fashionable finishing school, so that at eighteen she can come out with eclat," put in Aunt Clara, who had been a beauty and a belle, and was still a handsome woman.
He was sent to a preparatory seminary in his father's dominions until he was ten years old, and was then despatched, in charge of a trusty messenger, to a finishing school at Athens; and as there was no extra charge for remaining during the holidays, and no notice required previous to the removal of a pupil, there he remained for eight long years, at the expiration of which time, the king his father sent the lord chamberlain over, to settle the bill, and to bring him home; which, the lord chamberlain doing, was received with shouts, and pensioned immediately.
Graduation Ceremony of the 43rd batch of PAF Finishing School, Islamabad was held at the Officers' Mess, Air Headquarters Islamabad.
ISLAMABAD -- Graduation Ceremony of the 43rd batch of PAF Finishing School, Islambabad was held at the Officers' Mess, Air Headquarters Islamabad.
KNOW HOW Hundreds of thousands of 16-24 year olds will soon be finishing school and university and hitting the jobs market.
KNOW HOW HUNDREDS of thousands of 16 to 24-year-olds will soon be finishing school and university and hitting the jobs market.
This gift gave her the extra push to help overcome what then seemed like a gruelling path towards her dream: finishing school, her ticket out of poverty.
WICHITA -- Finishing school is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of feminist institutions.
Instead, she finds herself sent to finishing school to learn how to become a young lady.
ISLAMABAD -- Graduation Ceremony of the 38th batch of students of PAF Finishing School, Islamabad was held at the Officers' Mess, Air Headquarters Islamabad.
Paula Ansley, who runs Paula Rosa Photography, 'Boudoir femme' with Paula Rosa Boudoir and a property photography business, is using the skills she honed at finishing school in London to teach a new generation how good deportment and posture can make you look fabulous in photographs every time.
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) on Tuesday arranged road safety awareness programme at PAF Finishing School Islamabad to acquaint the students with traffic laws.