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born in (or to) the purple

Definition of born in or to the purple in English:

Born into a reigning family or privileged class.
Example sentences
  • Somehow, I find that frank ‘I was born to the purple’ sort of elitism easier to stomach than their attitude.
  • It is worth noting that he was clearly not born to the purple.
  • Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna Romanov was the only child ‘born to the purple’, and she was a welcome change from the horror of the previous 18 months.
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