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champagne taste and a beer pocketbook

Expensive or extravagant tastes or preferences that are beyond one's economic means. I only earn minimum wage, but I can't stop buying designer clothes and eating at the best restaurants—I guess I've got champagne taste and a beer pocketbook!
See also: and, beer, champagne, taste

champagne taste and a beer wallet

Expensive or extravagant tastes or preferences that are beyond one's economic means. I only earn minimum wage, but I can't stop buying designer clothes and eating at the best restaurants—I guess I've got champagne taste and a beer wallet!
See also: and, beer, champagne, taste, wallet

champagne taste on a beer budget

Expensive or extravagant tastes or preferences that are beyond one's economic means. I only earn minimum wage, but I can't stop buying designer clothes and eating at the best restaurants—I guess I've got champagne taste on a beer budget!
See also: beer, budget, champagne, on, taste
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So with a mock groan which made her laugh again, Neddy ordered the champagne.
The fact that this young woman had never moistened the selvedge edge of her soul with a less plebeian tipple than champagne, had a marked and subduing effect on Harris.
The car of the balloon was small and neat, some bags of ballast the untidiest of its contents, and he had found a light folding-table and put it at his elbow, and on that was a glass with champagne. And about him, above and below, was space--such a clear emptiness and silence of space as only the aeronaut can experience.
He felt, in the dark, in the locker, put his fingers in the Roman pie, and got some sandwiches, and he also opened rather successfully a half-bottle of champagne. That warmed and restored him, he grumbled at Grubb about the matches, wrapped himself up warmly on the locker, and dozed for a time.
The host had not quite so good a bargain as he at first hoped for, but he made amends by slipping in two bottles of Anjou wine instead of two bottles of champagne.
Philip filled her glass, hoping that champagne would make her more affable; he was anxious that his little jaunt should be a success.
A footman had poured champagne into their glasses, and Lady Ruth talked easily enough the jargon of the moment.
Sabin's attention was directed solely to one group of men who stood a short distance away before the counter drinking champagne. The central person of the group was a big man, with an unusually large neck, a fat pale face, a brown moustache tinged with grey, and a voice and laugh like a fog-horn.
But the choice has never been greater; from Champagne to cava and prosecco to a multitude of bubblies from Europe and across the world.
New York (AirGuide Features - Inside Air Travel) Thu, Jul 10, 2014 The idea of Champagne conjures up feelings of good living, elegance, sociability, and somehow that only the best in life is good enough.
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In just a matter of days, Americans will partake of that always festive, sometimes sloppy tradition of popping open a bottle of champagne. Nobody knows how many of us will have a sip of bubbly this New Year's, but the best estimate stands at 360 million glasses.
CHAMPAGNE and Formula One have a very historic relationship.
Of the grapes used, chardonnay is the only permitted white grape in champagne, and it gives the acidity and forward fruit that lends longevity to the wine.