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An enthusiastic, ambitious, and self-consciously fashionable young person, a term originally applied in the 1920s to a member of a young fashionable set noted for exuberant and outrageous behaviour:‘his mansion in Los Angeles was a magnet for the bright young things of Hollywood’
fop, beau, man about town, bright young thing, glamour boy, rakeView synonyms
- ‘It's the era of the bright young thing again and the ultra feminine look suits them down to the toes.’
- ‘Mortimer certainly qualifies as a bright young thing.’
- ‘When they were told that the paper's workforce had gone on strike, these bright young things were dumbfounded.’
- ‘Alongside their real life stories we'll discover if today's bright young things can do it - old style.’
- ‘The event will see the designer giving advice to those bright young things who want to follow in his footsteps.’
- ‘The bright young things behind the bar are clearly still befuddled by the complicated computer tills.’
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