the chosen few


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the chosen few

A select group of individuals who receive preferential treatment or an elevated status. The phrase sometimes implies the belief that the treatment or status is arbitrary or undeserved. It's like the only people who can become politicians are the chosen few who come from the same universities and have the same last names.
See also: chosen, few
References in classic literature ?
A few years ago he had landed in England friendless and unknown, to-day he had stepped out from even amongst the chosen few and had planted his feet in the higher lands whither the faces of all men are turned.
This Luksang Parangal is a tribute to the chosen few who gave their lives for dreams stronger than death,' he added.
JORDAN SPIETH'S Masters brainstorm was bad news for many punters and good news for the chosen few.
The syndicate name evolved and finally became The Chosen Few.
As the rich, powerful and famous go about their lives, they appear to buy into the notion that they are the chosen few.
First impressions go a long way and going by his display on the field he is not being affected by nerves and like the chosen few has lifted his game along with this added responsibility.
Stuart, 20, from Brampton, near Carlisle, will now wait to see if he is one of the chosen few invited to take part for a place on the UK squad for WorldSkills 2017 in Abu Dhabi.
The Chosen Few sets out to explain nothing less than how the Jews have succeeded as a dispersed urban minority for over a millennium.
Muholi was there with the South African lesbian team, The Chosen Few.
HEAVY FIRE: THE CHOSEN FEW (Nintendo 3DS) THE last thing we need is another war-based shooter game.
Public meetings should be for all who arrive at the venue, not just the chosen few.
By developing products aimed at the emerging affluent, not merely for the chosen few, Citibank Korea will become the No.
NEW Fathers 4 Justice (NF4J) have stepped up their campaign demanding equality for all and not just for mothers or the chosen few.
Mentoring sessions will be given to the chosen few before they meet venture capitalists to present their business proposals.
Unless Sue Barker goes ballistic, using Gary Lineker as a human shield against police marksmen while she defiantly presents herself with the coveted gong, it's going to be one of the chosen few.