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.
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finishing school

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


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

A private school for girls at which students are taught social and cultural skills to equip them for life in society.
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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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Translations

finishing school

[ˈfɪnɪʃɪŋˌskuːl] nscuola privata di perfezionamento (per signorine)
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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.
Summary: Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] July 29 (ANI/NewsVoir): The Annual Convocation of Globsyn Finishing School, Globsyn Group's training vertical for engineers and corporates, was held today with over 2000 engineering students from 115+ colleges, intensively trained in different high-end technologies.
President Pakistan Air Force Women Association and Patron-in-Chief of PAF Finishing School Begum Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan was also present at the occasion.
ISLAMABAD -- Graduation Ceremony of the 46th batch of PAF Finishing School was held at the Officers' Mess, PAF Complex Islamabad.
The spouse of Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, President Pakistan Air Force Women Association and Patron-in-Chief of PAF Finishing School was also present at the occasion.
BAHAWALPUR -- A counseling course titled 'Finishing School under the Career Counseling Center' was held at Government Sadiq College Women University (GSCWU).
I S L A M A B A D -- Graduation Ceremony of the 45th batch of PAF Finishing School, Islamabad was held at the Officers' Mess, PAF Complex Islamabad.
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.