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status symbol Line breaks: sta¦tus sym¦bol

Definition of status symbol in English:


A possession that is taken to indicate a person’s wealth or high social or professional status: the palace was built as a status symbol a stressful job can be a status symbol
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  • Llanelly House was at the cutting edge of architectural design when it was built in 1714 and an impressive status symbol of power and wealth for the tiny fishing town.
  • It was a status symbol of wealth and dignity to own a Shih Tzu.
  • To Edinburgh it's a status symbol, marking it as a player in the consumer world.

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