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posh

adjective Referring to someone or something associated with, or aspiring to be associated with, the upper (socioeconomic) class in the UK.
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The royalty and aristocracy don't have to worry about poshness. They can do what they like, because they've already got it made.
But just as the eventual arrival of Harvey Nichols was seen as a sign we had 'arrived',' a Waitrose is viewed as another barometer of our poshness.
The film pairs Knightley, the cinematic embodiment of poshness, with Mark Ruffalo, as a down and out music producer so hard on his luck audiences can practically touch the stubble and smell the cheap booze.
Were they being targeted because of their poshness? SHITTERTON THIS pretty little hamlet nestling at the edge of the Bere Regis in the Purbeck district of Dorset is home to various affluent types who are rightly proud of the quaint thatched houses that line its streets and the heritage of its name.
With her huge doe-eyes, the full force of her quirkiness and poshness often obscure her beauty at first, but once those traits have been put aside it's undeniably unmistakable.
While to this day there's a lingering impression of poshness, one of the show's defining contradictions is that its founding principle is entirely egalitarian.
And he praised the mall for its poshness: "It is very clean, and it has toilets and a good air-conditioning system." Although the mall is mainly Chinese, products from other countries are sometimes available.
"Why are you so obsessed with poshness? Somebody asked me why I don't have a Cockney accent, seeing as I went to a comprehensive school."
Being a mere handicap, albeit the richest one in Europe, there were no contingency plans to save the Ebor, as it does not pass the poshness test of being a Group race.
To Lynne, therefore, etiquette is no more than a tool for social climbers to assume a poshness to which they were not born, the behavioral equivalent of "the rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain."