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well-to-do
American English: /ˈˌwɛl də ˈdu/

Translation of well-to-do in Spanish:

adjective

  • (businessman/family)
    (neighborhood)
    de gente adinerada
    Example sentences
    • His wife Tina is from a well-to-do family that owns much of the land and property in the Valley.
    • He had been a doctor from a well-to-do family, but found he was unable to practise in Britain because he had no certificates to prove his qualifications.
    • The large well-to-do families those great houses were built for left long ago.

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