the chosen few

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the chosen few

A select group of individuals who receive preferential treatment or an elevated status. The phrase sometimes implies the belief that the treatment or status is arbitrary or undeserved. It's like the only people who can become politicians are the chosen few who come from the same universities and have the same last names.
See also: chosen, few
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As the rich, powerful and famous go about their lives, they appear to buy into the notion that they are the chosen few.
First impressions go a long way and going by his display on the field he is not being affected by nerves and like the chosen few has lifted his game along with this added responsibility.
The global body is a toothless and clawless organization, which only acts on the whims and wishes of a chosen few.
It was an evening of total professionalism to watch him and his team of musicians create feelings only a chosen few can create.
More than 100 students had the opportunity to engage in a 'call and response routine' and a chosen few had the opportunity to 'try out' on Jeff's bespoke kit - worth more than PS25,000.
The Chosen Few sets out to explain nothing less than how the Jews have succeeded as a dispersed urban minority for over a millennium.
Muholi was there with the South African lesbian team, The Chosen Few.
HEAVY FIRE: THE CHOSEN FEW (Nintendo 3DS) THE last thing we need is another war-based shooter game.
He advised them to remember that they were the chosen few for reconstructing the country and to contribute to the process of it's socio-economic transformation.
But hey, billions to spend on HS2 to shave off a few minutes travelling time to a chosen few (if you can afford the ticket).
Public meetings should be for all who arrive at the venue, not just the chosen few.
By developing products aimed at the emerging affluent, not merely for the chosen few, Citibank Korea will become the No.
The Committee observed that Awards have been doled out to a chosen few.
Mentoring sessions will be given to the chosen few before they meet venture capitalists to present their business proposals.
Unless Sue Barker goes ballistic, using Gary Lineker as a human shield against police marksmen while she defiantly presents herself with the coveted gong, it's going to be one of the chosen few.