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lace-curtain

[leys-kur-tn] /ˈleɪsˌkɜr tn/
adjective, Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive.
1.
characteristic of or aspiring to the standards and attributes of the middle class:
Her latest novel traces the rise of a lace-curtain Irish family in Boston.
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  • Some years ago, when the accused was a student, he saw the lady bathing in a crimson dress with lace-curtain frillings.

    John Brown Captain R. W. Campbell

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