charmed circle
noun Date: 1898 a group marked by exclusiveness

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • charmed circle — n [singular] written a group of people who have special power or influence ▪ politicians outside the charmed circle …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • charmed circle — noun : a group or coterie marked by severe exclusiveness only if they amassed very vast riches did they … find their way into the charmed circle of gentility J.H.Plumb * * * an exclusive or privileged group: the charmed circle of concert… …   Useful english dictionary

  • charmed circle — N SING If you refer to a group of people as a charmed circle, you mean that they seem to have special power or influence, and do not allow anyone else to join their group. [LITERARY] ...the immense role played by this very small charmed circle of …   English dictionary

  • charmed circle — an exclusive or privileged group: the charmed circle of concert violinists. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • charmed circle — charmed′ cir′cle n. an exclusive or privileged group • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • charmed circle — Synonyms and related words: bunch, cabal, cadre, camarilla, cell, circle, clan, clique, closed circle, coterie, crew, crowd, elite, elite group, group, ingroup, inner circle, junta, junto, mob, outfit, ring, set, we group …   Moby Thesaurus

  • charmed — [ tʃarmd ] adjective extremely lucky or FORTUNATE: a charmed life/existence: He seems to have led a charmed life since arriving in Hollywood. a charmed circle (=group of people with special rights or powers): Those doctors outside the charmed… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Charmed board games — Seven official board game adaptations of the cult television series Charmed have been released. Contents 1 Charmed: The Book of Shadows (2001) 1.1 Storyline 1.2 Gameplay 2 …   Wikipedia

  • charmed — UK [tʃɑː(r)md] / US [tʃɑrmd] adjective extremely lucky or fortunate a charmed life/existence: He seems to have led a charmed life since arriving in London. a charmed circle (= group of people with special rights or powers): Those doctors outside… …   English dictionary

  • circle — Synonyms and related words: O, acquaintance, advance, alentours, alternate, ambience, ambit, anklet, annular muscle, annulus, anthelion, antisun, aphelion, apogee, arc, arena, areola, armlet, arsis, ascend, associates, astronomical longitude,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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