smart set

noun
sophisticated, fashionable people as a group: a shop catering to the smart set.

Origin:
1885–90

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smart set
 
n
(functioning as singular or plural) fashionable sophisticated people considered as a group

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smart set

A fashionable social group, as in This restaurant has been discovered by the smart set. This idiom may be obsolescent. [Late 1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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Example sentences
Immediately the smart set entered into keen rivalry for the honor of entertaining him.
Mike is a partner in a restaurant for the smart set.
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