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smart set

noun
1.
sophisticated, fashionable people as a group:
a shop catering to the smart set.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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Examples for smart set
  • Immediately the smart set entered into keen rivalry for the honor of entertaining him.
  • Mike is a partner in a restaurant for the smart set.
British Dictionary definitions for smart set

smart set

noun
1.
(functioning as singular or pl) fashionable sophisticated people considered as a group
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Idioms and Phrases with smart set
A fashionable social group, as in This restaurant has been discovered by the smart set. This idiom may be obsolescent. [ Late 1800s ]
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