snob appeal

snob appeal

n.
Qualities that seem to substantiate social or intellectual pretensions.
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Well, this is not your ordinary crossover SUV, it has class and snob appeal.
Part of the attraction, after all, is the snob appeal of being able to own and appreciate the best in music reproduction.
It's a hard habit to break, but if a pilot can ignore airplane snob appeal, she or he may well find some bargains in the used airplane world.
Other than price, my most important criterion is snob appeal.
Unfortunately, these menus may prove to have more snob appeal than gourmet appeal.
Over-positioning intertwined with snob appeal helped the campaign gain popularity yet the desired result of making expected sales was not achieved.
Often the clothes were absolutely identical, even sourced from the self-same factories in the Far East; yet the price differentials were huge, and all based on the relative snob appeal of each retailer's label.
Second, it has the imprimatur of being a British class act, and snob appeal goes a long ways on Broadway, especially "among the homegrown Anglophilic crix.
Part of the Prius sedan's snob appeal is its complexity.
When she continues, she quells any thought that snob appeal is her artistic forte.
Broomfield (English, Johnson County Community College, Kansas), the author of Daily Life in Victorian England (1996), traces the evolution of breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea, and the snob appeal of foods with French names.
Wine is no different, although going for outright laughs can be even trickier--or perhaps easier--because wine's perceived snob appeal is a natural target for self-deprecating humor.