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beautiful people

Stylish, glamorous, and often wealthy people admired by others. I wish we were as cool as them—man, they are really the beautiful people.
See also: beautiful, people

make beautiful music together

1. To have a particularly good or strong romantic relationship. Those two have been making beautiful music together for years—it's only a matter of time until they get engaged.
2. euphemism To have a sexual relationship (with someone). A: "I really hope you and Ed aren't, ah, making beautiful music together already." B: "Oh, a lady doesn't kiss and tell." Would you like to come back to my apartment and make beautiful music together?

small is beautiful

The belief, perspective, or mindset that things of a smaller scale are more aesthetically pleasing than those of a larger scale. Can be hyphenated if used before a noun as a modifier. The famed architect always incorporates a small-is-beautiful philosophy into all the buildings he designs. A lot of people think they need a big car as a status symbol, but I've always believed that small is beautiful.
See also: beautiful, small

the body beautiful

The conception of an ideal physical beauty. While we tend to focus on women, we forget that ideas of the body beautiful also cause stress, anxiety, and depression for many men, too.
See also: beautiful, body
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the beautiful people

1 fashionable, glamorous, and privileged people. 2 (in the 1960s) hippies.
1 1995 Singapore: Rough Guide The coolest address in town, and a magnet for the beautiful people.
See also: beautiful, people

the body beautiful

an ideal of physical beauty.
1992 Mother Jones About 75,000 women a year elect to have cosmetic surgery, spurred on by ubiquitous images of the body beautiful.
See also: beautiful, body

small is beautiful

the belief that something small-scale is better than a large-scale equivalent.
Small is Beautiful is the title of a book by E. F. Schumacher , published in 1973 . The phrase is best known through its adoption as a slogan by environmentalists.
See also: beautiful, small
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mod. very satisfying; excellent. Man, this place is beautiful! You got your own sink and toilet right in the room and good strong bars to keep the riffraff out.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

beautiful people, the

The fashionable social set, individuals who are in vogue and widely emulated and envied. Although general use of this term began in the mid-1960s—Diana Vreeland, the editor of Vogue magazine, is often credited with inventing it—it appeared even earlier as the title of a William Saroyan play of 1941. It was given further currency by the Beatles song “Baby You’re a Rich Man” (1967) by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, which contains the line, “How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people?” Katherine Hall Page used the phrase in her mystery The Body in the Big Apple (1999), with its numerous descriptions of expensive New York restaurants and elegant parties. Also see jet set.
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The flesh of this animal is largely employed, both fresh and salted; and a beautifully clear oil is prepared from the fat.
And who doesn't love an excuse to celebrate when the sun - finally - comes out, beautifully accentuated by the sound of the next cork popping.
blends beautifully banana Pour in the hazelnut drink and add a handful of ice cubes.
Iwan M Williams on 01492 642551 This magnificent Grade II listed, 17th century country house is set in beautifully maintained grounds in an idyllic semi-rural location within the Conwy Valley.
McNair will be opening its doors Saturday, June 8 together with the other residents of Upper Mills in Slaithwaite to celebrate Made Beautifully Here, as part of the WOVEN Festival taking place across Kirklees from June 8-16.
Before the match, it was reported, he had told his players that they should either achieve the impossible or fail beautifully. The New Yorker took this as a reference to Samuel Beckett's famous line: "Ever tried.
A Beautifully Illustrated Farm Story for the Kiddos
The property displays exquisite architecture under the original Arts and Crafts Movement, which is demonstrated beautifully both internally and externally.
|| M&S Hermits Hill Botrytis Semillon 2013, Australia (PS9.50 , 37.5cl, Marks & Spencer, in store only): The unwritten rule is, the darker the dessert, the darker the wine - but this blonde beauty from Down Under can beautifully bridge the gap between light, fruity desserts and boozy mince pies, with its bright aromas of peaches and apricots, lush honeyed palate of exotic fruit and fresh acidity on the finish.
All city streets and roads including bazars and shopping centers are being beautifully decorated with lights and banners bearing the writings about celebration of the birth Day of the last Prophet - Mohammad (PBUH).
Summary: Indian off-spinner says Mendis batted beautifully
Beautifully acted, this real life story dwells on the problems of paranoia and has some unexpected twists.