finishing school

finishing school
finishing schools
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A finishing school is a private school where rich or upper-class young women are taught manners and other social skills that are considered to be suitable for them.

At 16 Jill was sent to a Swiss finishing school.

...where the Princess of Wales attended finishing school.


English dictionary. 2008.

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