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blue blood

A member of a wealthy, upper-class family or ancestry. That senator is a blue blood, so of course he doesn't understand the common man's concerns.
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blue blood

 
1. Fig. the blood [heredity] of a noble family; aristocratic ancestry. The earl refuses to allow anyone who is not of blue blood to marry his son. Although Mary's family is poor, she has blue blood in her veins.
2. Fig. a person of aristocratic or wealthy ancestry. Because his great-grandparents made millions, he is regarded as one of the city's blue bloods.
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Who knew that the Orangey part of Los Angeles the renegade-red Angels call home could be so much different -- and apparently better -- than the ravine where the blue-blooded Dodgers have been squatting all these years?
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The blue-blooded Singspiel colt never looked in danger of defeat and was still full of running when he struck the front just inside the two- furlong pole, but he then blotted his copybook slightly by hanging across the course in the closing stages.
Owned by the Aga Khan and trained by Sir Michael Stoute, the blue-blooded filly has made a good start to her career, winning at Kempton on only her second outing and finishing third in a competitive handicap at Ascot last month.
There were no humble beginnings for this blue-blooded star.
That's essentially what's going on here, with a mild twist: Horny 20- somethings playing affluent variations on Bill Murray's ``It just doesn't matter'' '80s persona look down their blue-blooded, probably surgically enhanced noses at working stiffs and mildly patronize them.
This version of Castlevania has all the classic ingredients with you (the blue-blooded Leon) running from room to room (with one eye on the map) in a creepy castle.
A POTENTIALLY bitter blue-blooded battle over historic Glamis Castle was settled at the last minute yesterday.
But Warner's already engaged to a derisive, humorless brunette (of course) with a blue-blooded pedigree (Selma Blair).
Columnists James Whitaker and Brian Reade set out the case for and against the blue-blooded beauty.
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Be us ever so 'umble - we in the lower orders are truly shocked a blue-blooded aristocrat would pose starkers for a glossy mag like that upper crust GQ.