woman of means

woman of means

A wealthy woman. Her extravagant spending habits led everyone to believe that she was a woman of means.
See also: mean, of, woman
References in classic literature ?
She was a woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper.
I made his honour my most humble acknowledgments for the good opinion he was pleased to conceive of me, but assured him at the same time, "that my birth was of the lower sort, having been born of plain honest parents, who were just able to give me a tolerable education; that nobility, among us, was altogether a different thing from the idea he had of it; that our young noblemen are bred from their childhood in idleness and luxury; that, as soon as years will permit, they consume their vigour, and contract odious diseases among lewd females; and when their fortunes are almost ruined, they marry some woman of mean birth, disagreeable person, and unsound constitution (merely for the sake of money), whom they hate and despise.
I Used to Come Up Short Financially--Now I'm a Woman of Means
The details of 18th-century life weave through the plot, allowing readers to step into the shoes of a young woman of means and her daily rituals, including keeping house and courtship.
Said romance revolves around a love triangle involving a poor tutor (Wilson again), a beautiful French woman of means (Sophie Marceau) and a winsome au pair (Hudson) who keeps changing nationalities as Alex makes revisions.
In his 1950 novella A Woman of Means , regarded by many as his finest work, a young narrator recalls his wealthy stepmother's nervous collapse and reveals the tension between her city ways and his father's rural values.
Plausible enough as a passionate virgin in ``Stealing Beauty,'' her screen breakthrough, this young actress lacks the technical maturity to pull off Tatyana's transition from country bumpkin to the sophisticated woman of means who later brings Onegin literally to his knees.