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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 ran out to grab the newspaper, but the door locked behind me. Now I'm stuck outside in my stockinged feet!
See also: feet
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.