well-to-do

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well-to-do (comparative more well-to-do, superlative most well-to-do)

  1. Rich, prosperous, financially stable and comfortable.
    Some philosophers aver that the well-to-do should be taxed at a higher rate than poorer people.
    • 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter XXII, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 4293071:
      From another point of view, it was a place without a soul. The well-to-do had hearts of stone; the rich were brutally bumptious; the Press, the Municipality, all the public men, were ridiculously, vaingloriously self-satisfied.

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