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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 run out to grab the newspaper, but the door locked behind me. Now I'm stuck outside in my stockinged feet!
See also: feet
stock (someone or something) up (with something)
To furnish someone, something, or some place with supplies (of something). We stocked the house up with food, so you should have plenty to eat while we're gone. The kitchen is running low on a few things, but Brady's coming round to stock us up tomorrow.
stock up on (something)
To gather, build up, or hoard a supply of something. We stocked up on bottled water and canned goods, so we should be fine during the storm. Don't worry, I've been stocking up on fuel for the past three years for just such an occasion.
stock (something) with (something else)
To fill something or some place with a store or supply of some commodity. Make sure you stock the bunker with bottled water and non-perishable foods. We try to stock our shelves with produce grown by local farmers wherever possible.
See also: stock
A small Christmas gift placed in one's Christmas stocking or given informally. Our gift cards make excellent stocking stuffers! My mom always comes up with the weirdest stocking stuffers. One year she gave me individually wrapped summer sausages!
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.