radical chic

noun
the patronage of extremists or left-wing radicals by rich or famous people, as through invitations to social functions or public expressions of support.

Origin:
coined by Tom Wolfe (born 1931), American journalist, in an essay of the same title published in 1970

radical-chic, adjective
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Main Entry:  radical chic
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the adoption of radical views, dress, or lifestyle by members of the upper class; association of the upper class with radicals
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Radical chic is a phrase that diminishes the reality of a provocative and landmark court case.
None of this qualifies as radical chic, or even radical cheek.
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