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smart set

sophisticated, fashionable people as a group:
a shop catering to the smart set.
Origin of smart set
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Not belonging to the 'smart set,' whatever that may be, I make no demands upon Anita Clifton.

  • "Well, the morals of the smart set are not my morals," I retorted.

    Mrs. Raffles John Kendrick Bangs
  • The smart set is devoting a good deal of attention of late to the costuming of house dogs.

  • Every social group in which there is much leisure has its own smart set.

    The Women of Tomorrow William Hard
  • He gave smart luncheon-parties at the Bachelors, dinners at the Savoy, and was the pet of certain countesses of the smart set.

    The Count's Chauffeur William Le Queux
  • See which of the smart set is getting a divorce—or is it always the same one?

    The Street of Seven Stars Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • And to see Lily married into the smart set would have caused her to say her Nunc Dimittis with a sober and grateful heart.

    Mammon and Co. E. F. Benson
  • You 'live the pace,' they tell me, and are the idol of the smart set.

    Adrien Leroy Charles Garvice
British Dictionary definitions for smart set

smart set

(functioning as singular or pl) fashionable sophisticated people considered as a group
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Idioms and Phrases with smart set

smart set

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