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.
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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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Translations

chattering classes

[ˈtʃætərɪŋˈklɑːsɪs] npl the chattering classes (fam, pej) → gli intellettualoidi
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All in all, it has added a brand new connotation to the phrase 'chattering classes'.
The chattering classes' blindness to this has too often reduced the drug debate to questions of legalisation.
NO sooner has the leader of the free world, our greatest ally, our partner in defeating tyranny in two world wars, with the sacrifice of thousands of lives, thus affording the chattering classes amongst us the freedom of infantile heckling and worse, our state media and others move into full anti Trump mode, giving vent to some of the most foul mouthed vitriol your ever likely to hear.
But the pub's connection with Partick Thistle - often deemed the favoured team of the city's chattering classes - seals its trendy status.
General Raheel Sharif had then said that 'army would resolutely preserve its own dignity and institutional pride.' A section of the chattering classes had run away with General Raheel Sharif's Ghazi base pronouncements to launch into a scurrilous and provocative discourse.
But immigration policy is once again sat on a seesaw, lurching from one extreme to the other depending on what our policymakers think the chattering classes want to hear.
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The chattering classes are traumatised - he may well be alive for many years to come.
Perhaps those still believing the BBC chattering classes and the Westminster bubble think they can go on spreading Remain disinformation to such an extent that, they hope, they can overturn the referendum.
We don't mind helping them but not if we are going to be ripped off by the chattering classes. We look forward to your reply Councillor Ruane.
It was first a whispering campaign that started making the rounds of the grapevine in the chattering classes, accusing our military and its intelligence agencies of harbouring Afghan Taliban in sanctuaries on our territory.