the chattering classes

the chattering classes

Educated individuals known for frequently discussing and commenting on current events, such as politics, perhaps in the media. The term is often derogatory. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I wouldn't know what the chattering classes are on about—I pay no attention to all the talking heads.
See also: chatter, classes

the chattering classes

articulate and educated people considered as a social group given to the expression of liberal opinions about society and culture. derogatory
See also: chatter, classes
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The chattering classes' blindness to this has too often reduced the drug debate to questions of legalisation.
NO sooner has the leader of the free world, our greatest ally, our partner in defeating tyranny in two world wars, with the sacrifice of thousands of lives, thus affording the chattering classes amongst us the freedom of infantile heckling and worse, our state media and others move into full anti Trump mode, giving vent to some of the most foul mouthed vitriol your ever likely to hear.
General Raheel Sharif had then said that 'army would resolutely preserve its own dignity and institutional pride.' A section of the chattering classes had run away with General Raheel Sharif's Ghazi base pronouncements to launch into a scurrilous and provocative discourse.
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The chattering classes are traumatised - he may well be alive for many years to come.
And it vividly reveals what - away from the chattering classes - has become a pretty widespread belief: That Islam is to blame for the terrorist atrocities of recent months.
We don't mind helping them but not if we are going to be ripped off by the chattering classes. We look forward to your reply Councillor Ruane.
The chattering classes like it because they can get cheap tradesmen cleaners etc.
It was first a whispering campaign that started making the rounds of the grapevine in the chattering classes, accusing our military and its intelligence agencies of harbouring Afghan Taliban in sanctuaries on our territory.
President Obama set the chattering classes abuzz after his unilateral announcement to raise the minimum wage.
WHILE the brilliant and seemingly prophetic BBC2 comedy Twenty Twelve satisfies the cynicism of the chattering classes, at the tougher end of the social strata the Olympics is something to take dead seriously.
The chattering classes wring their hands in anguish.
Certainly the chattering classes are pushing the notion hard, arguing that the dawning age of austerity is responsible for the nation's slow-lo-nonexistent economic recovery.
Matt Daniel and Kris Wood - the pair behind Newcastle catering firm Jackson's - have created a new business which aims to bring the fine dining experience enjoyed by the chattering classes of Queensland, Australia, to the North East.