Definition of old school tie in English:
1A necktie with a characteristic pattern worn by the former students of an exclusive English public school.
- He was the epitome of the American idea of an Englishman, willingly posing for photographs hailing a taxi on Fifth Avenue with a rolled umbrella, dressed in waistcoat, old school tie and bowler hat.
- He doesn't wear an old school tie anymore and has stopped donning a dinner jacket and wandering down to the casino of an evening, with a sporty gel on his arm.
- This may be seen today in corporate uniforms (airlines, hotels), identification badges, shoulder-tabs, and arm-bands; regimental and old school ties are merely rose-tinted nostalgia for lost fraternalism.
1.1Used to refer to the group loyalty, mutual assistance, social class, and traditional attitudes associated with people who attended exclusive schools: appointments based on social class and the old school tie
More example sentences
- I didn't grow up on the North Shore, I didn't attend a Private School with blokes called ‘Hamish, Stirling, Campbell or Fothrington’ and I don't hail from that ‘Ra-Ra’ background of old school ties and Bentley's.
- The result, he hopes, will be a giant set of databases that show the web of connections that often fuel politics and policymaking, such as old school ties, shared club memberships and campaign donations.
- So we have the ideologues in a Labour Government re-establishing a class structure in this country built around school - the old school tie network, which our generation thought we had managed to kill.
Definition of old school tie in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan