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old school tie

noun
1.
a necktie striped in the colors of a specific English public school, especially as worn by a graduate to indicate his educational background.
2.
an alumnus of an English public school.
3.
the clannishness and conservative manners, dress, and attitudes associated with students and graduates of the English public schools.
4.
snobbishness, clannishness, or extreme conservatism.
Origin of old school tie
1930-1935
1930-35
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British Dictionary definitions for old school tie

old school tie

noun
1.
(Brit) a distinctive tie that indicates which school the wearer attended
2.
the attitudes, loyalties, values, etc, associated with British public schools
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