See also: upper crust
- (idiomatic, informal) Posh, upper-class; pertaining to the upper crust.
- An upper-crust London party.
- They're aiming for a more upper-crust clientele.
- 1989, Roy Thomas, Japan: The Blighted Blossom, page 172,
- In 1986, Takako Doi was elected leader of the Japan Socialist Party; another woman is the president of Takashimaya, Japan's most upper-crust department store chain.
- 1993, Alice Adams, Almost Perfect, 1998, page 192,
- But Prentice had grown up richer and more upper-crust than Richard had any idea of.
2013 October 13, Erik Adams, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Lisa’s Wedding” (season six, episode 19; originally aired 3/19/1995)”, in The Onion AV Club:
- Patinkin’s melodious voice is a natural fit for animation, and he breathes just the right type of upper-crust life into Hugh in 22 short minutes.
- 2012, J. A. Jance, Left for Dead, page 43,
- That was another story, and the retirees who frequented the relatively lowbrow kino Ridge were more likely than the more upper-crust folks at Amado or Rio Rico to shut up and pay their fines than they were to hire criminal defense attorneys.