carriage trade
noun Date: circa 1909 trade from well-to-do or upper-class people; also well-to-do people

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • carriage trade — ☆ carriage trade n. the wealthy patrons, as of a theater or store, who formerly arrived in private carriages …   English World dictionary

  • carriage trade — {n.}, {literary} Rich or upper class people. * /The hotel is so expensive that only the carriage trade stays there./ * /The carriage trade buys its clothes at the best stores./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • carriage trade — {n.}, {literary} Rich or upper class people. * /The hotel is so expensive that only the carriage trade stays there./ * /The carriage trade buys its clothes at the best stores./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • carriage\ trade — noun literary Rich or upper class people. The hotel is so expensive that only the carriage trade stays there. The carriage trade buys its clothes at the best stores …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Carriage trade —    A clientele wealthy enough to arrive at the theatre in horse drawn carriages either privately owned or hired was desirable to managers, who might even pander to the carriage trade …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • carriage trade — Synonyms and related words: Vanity Fair, beau monde, beautiful people, best people, blue blood, cafe society, clientage, clientele, cream of society, custom, drawing room, elite, fashionable society, flower, gentility, gentry, good society, haut… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • carriage trade — car′riage trade n. bus wealthy patrons of an establishment, as a store …   From formal English to slang

  • carriage trade — noun trade from upper class customers • Hypernyms: ↑commerce, ↑commercialism, ↑mercantilism …   Useful english dictionary

  • carriage trade — wealthy patrons of a store, restaurant, theater, etc.; elite clientele. [1710 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • Carriage trade —    Members of the upper class in need of equestrian accoutrements, including apparel …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

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