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the old school tie

A bond of kinship between people who graduated from the same private school and help each other in the professional world. The old school tie is still very influential in the firm, with the majority of upper management coming from the same university.
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the old school tie

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The old school tie is the way in which men who have been to the most famous British private schools use their positions of power to help improve the careers of other men who went to the same school. Networking is a major part of male culture — whether through the old school tie, the pub, the club or the sports field. Note: You can use the old school tie before a noun. So does the old school tie network still exist?
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the old school tie

the attitudes of group loyalty and traditionalism associated with wearing the tie of a particular public school. British
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the ˌold school ˈtie

(British English) an informal system in which upper class men educated at the same private school help each other with jobs, contracts, etc. in their adult lives: People say that the bank is run on the old school tie system.
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old school tie

A social or business network of graduates of a secondary school, college, or university in which the members help each other because of their common bond. Among the sartorial details of the Harry Potter movies were the distinctive striped neckties that represented each house. The ties echoed those worn by students at real-life British boarding schools and universities and at American prep schools and colleges. Many alumni continue to sport the neckwear for the rest of their lives to show their academic heritage and to allow themselves to be recognized by fellow graduates. Small wonder, then, that this feeling of pride and sense of community makes these alumni kindly disposed to their colleagues, willing if not eager to help them find employment or membership and to gain advancement. In that sense, “tie” refers both to the cravat and to the interpersonal relationship. A similar expression, “old boy network,” comes from the British expression for a graduate of certain upper-crust boarding schools: As a graduate of Eton, James Bond was an Eton old boy.
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But it will be some time yet before the old school tie can be told to get knotted.
Seems to me that what we are seeing is that tax fraud is OK because it's the boys in the old school tie at it, while benefit fraud is about the sink estates and single mums.
The truth is Conservative candidate selection methods don't treat women equally - they just perpetuate the old school tie.
And in this tough economic environment, with fewer and fewer job opportunities, the old school tie will still rule.
If only they could decide what makes them English, without reference to the Queen, the Army, the Old School tie, the Falklands, Maggie Thatcher, the Bulldog Breed and Land of Hope and Glory.
This garment gained official seal of approval by the establishment who wore it for purposes of identification: old school tie, regimental tie.
With the days of the old school tie network well and truly behind us, Head of Liverpool College Brian Christian says the simple act of attending a private school gives your child no benefit at all.
Take Spence's reading of the old school tie network's record in office.
However the Dublin-born stunner said she has no regrets about hanging up her old school tie.
An essential part of Iain Duncan Smith's modernising agenda is that everything is seen to be above board - no more old school tie and no more family involvement.
There's still too much old school tie attitude to it.
If you think you can still get a job in London's Square Mile financial district simply by flashing your old school tie, think again.
Her mother Eleanor said Edith might even wear her old school tie for the Waid visit.
The old school tie barrier does still exist but its often about women being able to develop enough confidence to deal with the man in the suit.
He said she was a victim of 'an interview system that is more reminiscent of the old boy network and the old school tie than genuine justice in our society'.