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old school tie

n.
1. A necktie that has the colors of a British public school.
2. The upper-middle-class solidarity and system of mutual assistance attributed to alumni of British public schools.
3. The narrow clannish attitudes characteristic of the members of a clique.

old school tie

n
1. Brit a distinctive tie that indicates which school the wearer attended
2. the attitudes, loyalties, values, etc, associated with British public schools

old′ school` tie′


n.
1. a necktie striped in the colors of a specific English public school, worn by a former student.
2. the clannishness and conservatism conventionally associated with graduates of such schools.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.old school tie - necktie indicating the school the wearer attended
necktie, tie - neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front; "he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie"; "he wore a vest and tie"
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The powers-that-be at the BBC were strangled by their old school ties and Presbyterian attitudes.
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It is also a time for old school ties when past pupils are invited to return to the castle for a chat, traditional afternoon tea and entertainment provided by students of Ysgol Rhyd-YWaun, Aberdare.
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My husband who went to Kings College, Cambridge, said he was surrounded by term-time Lefties who talked in nasal East End twangs and spat on their old school ties.