well-to-do

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well-to-do (plural only)

  1. People who are comparatively well off.
    Some philosophers aver that the well-to-do should be taxed at a higher rate than poorer people.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 22, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      From another point of view, it was a place without a soul. The well-to-do had hearts of stone; the rich were brutally bumptious; the Press, the Municipality, all the public men, were ridiculously, vaingloriously self-satisfied.


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well-to-do

  1. Rich; prosperous.

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