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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 (one's) stocking(ed) feet
Wearing only one's socks or stockings, but not one's shoes. I had just run out to grab the newspaper, but the door locked behind me. Now I'm stuck outside in my stockinged feet!
See also: feet
stock (someone or something) up (with something)
To furnish someone, something, or someplace with supplies (of something). We stocked the house up with food, so you should have plenty to eat while we're gone. The kitchen is running low on a few things, but Brady's coming round to stock us up tomorrow.
stock up on (something)
To gather, build up, or hoard a supply of something. We stocked up on bottled water and canned goods, so we should be fine during the storm. Don't worry, I've been stocking up on fuel for the past three years for just such an occasion.
Wearing socks or stockings, but not shoes, as in I got locked out of the house in my stocking feet. [First half of 1800s]
in your ˌstocking(ed) ˈfeet(old-fashioned) wearing socks or stockings but not shoes: Our feet were too sore to put into shoes, so we walked home in our stockinged feet.
n. a small gift that is suitable for putting inside a Christmas stocking. I got some little stocking-stuffers for the kids.