well-heeled


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well-heeled

Wealthy. The foundation relies on big donations from well-heeled citizens.

well-heeled

 and well-fixed; well-off
Fig. wealthy; with sufficient money. My uncle can afford a new car. He's well-heeled. Everyone in his family is well-off.

well-heeled

verb

well-heeled, to be

To be prosperous. This late nineteenth-century Americanism presumably refers to a well-off person who is not down at the heels but is well shod. “To travel long out West, a man must be, in the local phrase, ‘well heeled,’” wrote W. Beadle (The Undeveloped West, 1873).
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"Well-heeled" refers to the new types of better-organized, better-funded and mainstreaming organizations of the growing anti-Latino right (as opposed to older, poorer and more marginal organizations of the racist past.) "Well-heeled" refers to the fact that Zuckerman and other "reformers" belong to the Californians for Population Stabilization and other groups funded by extreme-right millionaires like John Tanton, who has done more to fund and found anti-immigrant, anti-Latino groups than any American.
Surely, most well-heeled investors would be willing to pay a few thousand dollars a year to get their brokers to answer their calls, and face-to-face consultations in the wake of epochal dot-coin meltdowns would be an attractive innovation.
SPEAKING OF WARM AND FUZZY OUTDOOR ADVENTURES...An Oregon design firm has won top kudos for making well-heeled outdoorsmen and women feel at home in the wild.
The newest projects, aimed at well-heeled vacationers, signal a shift away from mass market charters and toward the more lucrative upscale travel market.
Heather Pringle, author of "The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead" (New York: Hyperion Books, 2001), envisioned "kind of a well-heeled version of the folks who believe Elvis lives." She learned that people in technology professions, or "computer geeks," make up a large percentage of those who have signed up for the service (90 bodies are now packed in coolers in the United States).
Heather Pringle, author of "The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead" (New York: Hyperion Books, 2001), envisioned "kind of a well-heeled version of the folks who believe Elvis lives." She learned that "computer geeks" make up a large percentage of those who have signed up (90 bodies are now packed in coolers in the United States).
But members of Congress don't frantically clear appointment books or flee in terror when lobbyists from church agencies like Catholic Charities or the United States Catholic Conference stride into Washington's well-waxed (and well-heeled) corridors of power.
"The horse market is huge and well-heeled," says Sharon Pilmer, CMF&Z senior vice president/ research director.
Only well-heeled candidates can play the TV money game.
This statement could easily have come from the keyboard of some well-heeled, latter-day information management pundit; Wells' astute observations still ring true some 60 years later.
TELLURIDE--Entering year three of a five-year residency (with extension talks already underway), Joffrey Ballet's artistic director Gerald Arpino has declared this well-heeled, high-altitude Western Slope community his Saratoga Springs (New York City Ballet's summer home).
"If you're well-heeled, you tend to eat more expensive food," Elgar muses.
Offers of speaking engagements, invitations to parties and Capitol Hill receptions and (for the more well-heeled) arrangements of special trips had long been the stock-in-trade of the Washington lobbyists.
Perhaps no Canadian film-maker has had such a singular career path, navigating his way from the independent university filmmaking scene in the 1960s, to critically reviled commercial excrescences of the "tax shelter" era, to, more recently, the well-heeled approval of international art house and festival circuits.
The hotel, where rooms fetch up to PS595 a night, charges well-heeled customers wine and champagne prices higher than London's Ritz.