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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwell-to-doˌwell-to-ˈdo adjective 🔊 🔊 1 RICHrich and with a high social position 🔊 well-to-do families► see thesaurus at rich2 → the well-to-do
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well-to-do• The Westons were now well-to-do, and there was no necessity for work, either of a lawful or unlawful kind.• San Giovanni seems to have been the well-to-do area, as one would expect, since it included the cathedral.• He wants to find a husband from a well-to-do background for his daughter.• A lot of our well-to-do customers liked it blue.• Surprisingly, police statistics show that many of these thefts were carried out by people from well-to-do families.• Although her father was a well-to-do market trader, his wealth was modest by comparison with that of the new jet-set.• The less well-to-do may encourage early marriage and give priority to settling down to stable family life.• The children of well-to-do parents do much better than the children of poorer parents -- just as they do here.• Fedorov must be at least well-to-do, probably rich.• Educational facilities are best in the more well-to-do residential areas.• He would spend all his time with well-to-do society people, though he hadn't got their sort of money.• a well-to-do suburb• a well-to-do young woman
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