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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
in your stocking feet
wearing socks but not shoes They hurried down the hall to the doctor's room in their stocking feet.
in (your) stocking/stockinged feet
wearing socks or a similar covering on your feet, but not wearing shoes She crept upstairs in stocking feet so as not to wake the baby. He stood five feet five in his stockinged feet. (= his height was five feet five, without shoes)
Wearing socks or stockings, but not shoes, as in I got locked out of the house in my stocking feet. [First half of 1800s]
n. a small gift that is suitable for putting inside a Christmas stocking. I got some little stocking-stuffers for the kids.