- s belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
the blue-blooded aristocracy
- That Abe managed to schedule the meetings at all was an impressive achievement, requiring the blue-blooded conservative to dodge toward the ideological center.
- Cochrane died in 1928, and in 1930 Vivian married another rich, blue-blooded Boston bachelor.
- This wasn't a case of, say, a blue-blooded Barbaro coming to a poignant end at the apex of his career.
- David Cameron in Independent
For example, Cameron said in an interview: "The papers keep writing that [my wife, Samantha] comes from a very blue-blooded background", but "she is actually very unconventional. She went to a day school."
- Jon Bon Jovi in The Delaware County Times
There's eight digits in this, absolutely,Bon Jovi said. "And that'sa lot of tours. I don't want to hear about tax write-offs. This is my hard-earned dollars. I'm not a blue-blooded, silver spoon-fed kid. Every nickel I made, I made myself....
- Christopher Meyer in Independent
But Sir Christopher said: "To put it mildly, I had some good contacts in Washington, and went to all those, and nobody suggested that it was something wrong. If anything, they said it was a bit old-fashioned, blue-blooded, conservative, and needed...