silk-stocking district

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silk-stocking district

A section of a city that is dominated by the upper-class. Even if you had the money, you wouldn't want to live in a silk-stocking district—you'd be totally subject to the whims of your wealthy neighbors.
See also: district
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Set in the plush silk stocking district of Brighton and Hove, over one day, we meet a henpecked husband reflecting on the onset of middle age and arranging illicit meetings on Brighton Pier, a frustrated wife reviving a lost romance, a lecherous vicar and an interfering daily help.
The plot revolves around the home and surgery of Dr Wicksteed, a general practitioner in Brighton's posh silk stocking district of Hove.
Percentage-wise, the Silk Stocking District also had the most price increases (27) relative to decreases (11).
63rd Streets in Manhattan's Silk Stocking District.
A lot of people would say, 'You're a silk stocking district school,' but every public school has caring alumni," she says.
Of course, today, that area around 643 Park Avenue and the Upper East Side is known as the Silk Stocking District.