carriage\ trade


carriage\ trade
noun literary
Rich or upper class people.

The hotel is so expensive that only the carriage trade stays there.

The carriage trade buys its clothes at the best stores.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • carriage trade — {n.}, {literary} Rich or upper class people. * /The hotel is so expensive that only the carriage trade stays there./ * /The carriage trade buys its clothes at the best stores./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • carriage trade — {n.}, {literary} Rich or upper class people. * /The hotel is so expensive that only the carriage trade stays there./ * /The carriage trade buys its clothes at the best stores./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • carriage trade — noun Date: circa 1909 trade from well to do or upper class people; also well to do people …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • carriage trade — Synonyms and related words: Vanity Fair, beau monde, beautiful people, best people, blue blood, cafe society, clientage, clientele, cream of society, custom, drawing room, elite, fashionable society, flower, gentility, gentry, good society, haut… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • carriage trade — car′riage trade n. bus wealthy patrons of an establishment, as a store …   From formal English to slang

  • carriage trade — noun trade from upper class customers • Hypernyms: ↑commerce, ↑commercialism, ↑mercantilism …   Useful english dictionary

  • carriage trade — wealthy patrons of a store, restaurant, theater, etc.; elite clientele. [1710 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • Carriage trade —    Members of the upper class in need of equestrian accoutrements, including apparel …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry