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upper crust

n. Informal
The highest social class or group.

up′per-crust′ adj.

upper crust

n
(Sociology) informal the upper class

up′per crust′


n.
Informal. the highest social class.
[1830–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.upper crust - the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchyupper crust - the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy
social class, socio-economic class, stratum, class - people having the same social, economic, or educational status; "the working class"; "an emerging professional class"
elite, elite group - a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
gentry, aristocracy - the most powerful members of a society
people in power, ruling class - the class of people exerting power or authority

upper crust

nounadjectiveupper-crust
Informal. Of high birth or social position:
Translations

upper crust

n the upper crust (fam) → l'aristocrazia
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Upper Crust are catching the wave of success currently enjoyed by Pasties and Slices--all but 100 percent year on year growth *--with the release of three new frozen product lines launched.
India's finest and most respected food and wine exhibition, the 10th edition of the Upper Crust Food and Wine Show will serve up delectable offerings for food lovers between December 14 and 16 at the World Trade Centre in Mumbai.
Upper Crust, in Avon Avenue, Meadow Well, North Shields, had its hours slashed in August by North Tyneside Council's licensing sub-committee.
He may be coining it in by clinging on to the upper crust for now, but history will always remember him as the political vandal who tried to stick the "New" on Labour and chiselled off the few remaining rivets that held the "Great" to Britain.
Get Your Free Kicks' will offer instant rewards such as baguettes, sandwiches and coffees with every purchase at rail outlets including Upper Crust, Millie's Cookies and Caffe Ritazza.
The Upper Crust sandwich shop in Penarth's Station Road has transformed itself into Cafe Des Amis in a bid to keep its doors open.
FARMERS are being urged to embrace the upper crust.
Their flash tailoring, their fine dining and selfindulgent ways will appeal to fans of the upper crust Tories - but will doubtless give everyone else cause to ensure that whatever they do at the next general election, they don't vote Tory.

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