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bedroom community

A community in which most people commute to jobs elsewhere (and thus usually only come home to sleep during the work week). Since I'm still in school, I'm not sure I want to live in a town that's such a bedroom community—I want to be able to spend time with people during the day when I'm not in class.
See also: bedroom, community

pick-up community

A community of men (often called "pick-up artists") devoted to using a specific set of strategies in order to seduce ("pick up") women. If you would just read some of those forums in the pick-up community, you would get laid a lot more!
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pillar of the community

One who is a particularly active, respected, and influential member of one's local social sphere. My grandfather was a pillar of the community because of how many people his businesses employed. She was long considered a pillar of the community, so she won the mayoral election with ease.
See also: community, of, pillar
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

a pillar of society

or

a pillar of the community

If you describe someone as a pillar of society or a pillar of the community, you mean that they are an active and respected member of a group of people. He is a pillar of society, the son every mother would love to have. My father had been a pillar of the community.
See also: of, pillar, society
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

a pillar of society

a person regarded as a particularly responsible citizen.
The use of pillar to mean ‘a person regarded as a mainstay or support for something’ is recorded from medieval times; Pillars of Society was the English title of an 1888 play by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen .
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Foresters couched appeals to communities, however, in the broadest possible way and touted a variety of benefits including reclamation of idle farmland, employment, support of local wood--using industries, recreation, wildlife conservation, education, and subsidy for the poor.
The localized communities of working-class neighborhoods had been born in the late nineteenth century, and community life remained a central feature of these neighborhoods into the interwar period.
They tell us about la lucha, as Cuban immigrant and Mujerista theologian Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz calls it, the struggle of life on the margins of our communities. I tell my students that many of these folks are undocumented but find here in East Austin a place where they can work and earn a living, which they do by serving us.
Prior to this emergency call, the epidemic in Houston among communities of color was increasing at alarming rates.
The store is part of local and national efforts at turning corner stores into sources of produce and nutritious foods for poor communities of color.
During the past decade, crime has decreased in urban areas, but, subsequently, some rural communities have experienced an increase because offenders have been forced away from large cities.
And now, as associate professor of psychology at Florida International University, he has created a community service project that aims to bring out the best in Overtown, a historically black neighborhood and one of Miami's poorest communities. For the last seven years, he has spearheaded Roots in the City, a nonprofit organization that joins psychology majors, volunteers, and community residents to plant, prune, clear, and beautify the unoccupied land in low-income communities.
This is Part I of a two-part series on resident aging in place within independent living communities. Part I defines the situation, along with key opportunities and challenges.
Efforts by schools to reduce the minority achievement gap often focus on blaming minority students for what are perceived as individual and cultural deficits residing in them, their families, and their communities (Herbert, 1999).
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