chattering classes

chattering class

noun
well-educated members of the upper-middle or upper class who freely express especially liberal opinions or judgments on current issues and events.

Origin:
1980–85

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chattering classes
 
pl n
informal, derogatory often the chattering classes the educated sections of society, considered as enjoying discussion of political, social, and cultural issues

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