the Four Hundred

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the Four Hundred

The wealthiest and most powerful of the social elite. The phrase allegedly originated from the number of people that Caroline Schermerhorn Astor (wife of US millionaire John Jacob Astor) could fit inside her ballroom. Primarily heard in US. Thanks to my new husband, I am now part of the Four Hundred and the recipient of many jealous looks.
See also: four, hundred
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South Carolina coach Curtis Frye believes Demus' future is in the 400 and the 400 hurdles, but he has no intention to have her abandon her other events.
Outdoors, she could drop down to the 100 and 200 and the 400 and 1,600 relays.
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The first AS/400 Advanced Entry -- the 400,000th AS/400 server shipped by IBM -- was presented today in Rochester to Greg LeMond, the three-time winner of the celebrated Tour de France bicycle race and small business entrepreneur.