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finishing school

noun
1.
a private school, usually at the high-school or junior-college level, that teaches young women social graces and prepares them for life in society.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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Examples from the web for finishing school
  • Distance education was my best shot of finishing school while my children were smaller.
  • She comes to a finishing school where her appearance is not exactly the last word in looks or dress.
  • Many of them are students who find other jobs after finishing school.
  • With summer right around the corner, students across the state are finishing school.
  • Mothers worried about crime and about their children finishing school.
  • finishing school is the best way to get a job that pays well.
  • It wasn't until close to finishing school that she began to realize she could never be one of them, no matter what.
  • Research indicates that many see value in finishing school, and would do so if they felt it possible.
  • The princess of one droll tale is turned into a pig, but her family insists that she go to finishing school anyway.
British Dictionary definitions for finishing school

finishing school

noun
1.
a private school for girls that prepares them for society by teaching social graces and accomplishments
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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