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This week's theme: words with color as metaphors.
white-shoe (hwyt, wyt shoo) noun
Pertaining to a business or those who run it, typically conservative, rich, and elite, in fields such as law, finance, etc.
[Apparently from the earlier popularity of white shoes among such men.]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"[John] Street's problem was that, unlike the white-shoe lawyers and sleek inside players who'd mastered this game, his people were new to the trough." Chris Satullo; Not a Crook, But Still a Failure; Philadelphia Inquirer (Pennsylvania); Jan 5, 2008.
Words are the small change of thought. -Jules Renard, writer (1864-1910)
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