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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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Let them dress up like Harlem pimps on the course and in the old school tie – the right old school tie, of course – off it in female–free privacy so long as their discrimination does not impinge upon the rest of us.
His friend, 16, told the hearing he saw the school tie attached to Ritchie's bed in High Green, Sheffield, and said: "He used the tie to do pull-ups on.
This isn't about fairness, it's about abuse of power and the old school tie looking after the haves while the have-nots pay the price.
In an interview with the Scottish Sun, she claimed they kissed and he asked her to remove her school tie when she met him while wearing her school uniform because "it freaked him out because it reminded him how young I was".
The other side of the coin is that when Brown is evicted from No 10, he is likely to be offered bank directorships by the old boy network, the old school tie brigade and a certain secret society for looking after them.
Joshua Aldred used his school tie to hang himself in his bedroom at home in Lytham St Annes on Thursday, a Lancashire Police spokesman said.
Skirts barely over their lower regions and necklines down to their waists with about two inches of school tie just showing above.
Meanwhile Lindsay Gray, headmaster of the Cathedral School in Llandaff, Cardiff, said the school tie was important to his school's ethos.
However the Dublin-born stunner said she has no regrets about hanging up her old school tie.
There's still too much old school tie attitude to it.
Professed political democracy does not automatically do away with patronage, a modern version of the old school tie, or a male elite.

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