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1. white-shoe

denoting a company or law firm owned and run by members of the WASP elite who are generally conservative

Example Sentences:
'the politician tried to hide his white-shoe background'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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designating or characteristic of a business company, esp. a law firm or brokerage, in which the partners belong almost exclusively to the white, Protestant, upper-class elite and are thought of as being conservative

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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Of or being a long-established business known for reputable service and a wealthy clientele: "took a job at ... [a] pronouncedly white-shoe investment-banking firm" (Connie Bruck).

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