the jet set
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the jet set
A group of wealthy individuals who travel globally, especially by private jet, to frequent fashionable resorts, social events, and the like. Mark's dream of joining the jet set finally came to fruition after he won the lottery.
the ˈjet setthe group of very rich and fashionable people who travel a lot, either on business or for pleasure: She’s really joined the jet set now, skiing in St. Moritz, winter holidays in Barbados, shopping in Paris... ▶ ˈjet-setter noun a person who belongs to the jet set: His job takes him to New York, Tokyo, Rome and Madrid. He’s a real jet-setter.
A fashionable social group. The term, which originated in the 1950s soon after the introduction of travel by jet-propelled aircraft, caught on rapidly, probably aided by its rhyme. It was applied first to the affluent socialites who traveled around the world to fashionable resorts; later it was extended to a well-to-do social group in general, whether or not its members actually traveled frequently. It replaced the earlier smart set, at least in America. See also beautiful people.