Definition of stockbroker belt in US English:

stockbroker belt

noun

British
  • An affluent residential area outside a large city.

    • ‘It was partly about money, partly about fun, and partly about putting up with rainy days in the stockbroker belt.’
    • ‘‘It was on the verge of the stockbroker belt,’ he said.’
    • ‘The father-of-six eagerly grasped the chance to own an eight-bedroom slice of British history; a mock Tudor pile with cottages, stables and swimming pool that has dominated the Surrey stockbroker belt for a century.’
    • ‘She lives in the Surrey stockbroker belt, as befits her income.’
    • ‘A Surrey police spokeswoman said the crime happened on a quiet country road in the stockbroker belt, an area with a low crime rate, as the woman was driving home from an evening with friends in London.’
    • ‘Now with 42 staff Peartree has an enviable order book, most of it in the stockbroker belt of southeast England.’
    • ‘Her sister Beverly married, had four children and lives in the stockbroker belt.’
    • ‘The same man, who is aged in his mid-50s and lives in the Surrey stockbroker belt, was happy to back Chelsea at odds of 1-25 to beat West Brom in the Premiership on Tuesday night.’
    • ‘I think that Newton, small little farming village though it is, is basically smack in the middle of Cambridge's equivalent of the stockbroker belt.’
    • ‘More than 4500 paying customers turned up the other day for a friendly involving non-league Sutton United, a quiet, unostentatious operation who play in the leafy environs of south London's stockbroker belt.’
    • ‘In Surrey stockbroker belt, they were regarded by some as lowering the tone.’
    • ‘The area includes the Tatton villages of Alderley Edge and Prestbury in what used to be the stockbroker belt; today the richest residents are just as likely to be soap stars, Premiership footballers - and their managers.’
    • ‘Edward is in the seventh year of a 50-year lease on the mansion in a prime location in the Surrey stockbroker belt.’
    • ‘Clifford himself says he has about £1 million in the bank and owns homes in the Surrey stockbroker belt and in Spain.’
    • ‘But a six-figure salary, huge home in the Surrey stockbroker belt and a first-class reputation as an international bank executive just were not enough for him.’
    • ‘One was the son of a Tory party agent (who died nine years ago), who had been brought up in the stockbroker belt of Buckinghamshire.’
    • ‘The couple have two children and own a regency manor house and 25-acre estate in the idyllic stockbroker belt in Cheshire.’
    • ‘He started out as a negotiator at the age of 17 straight from school in Surrey's stockbroker belt.’
    • ‘This so-called stockbroker belt is no different than any other part of Surrey.’
    • ‘As the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of Bradford, nestled snugly in the Wharfedale stockbroker belt, upper class Ilkley felt it did not deserve the reputation as the ‘Rat Capital’ of the district.’

Pronunciation

stockbroker belt

/ˈstɑkˌbroʊkər bɛlt//ˈstäkˌbrōkər belt/