Definition of well heeled in English:

well heeled

adjective

informal
  • Wealthy.

    • ‘Ex-prisoners and food-stamp recipients worship with the well-heeled and educated.’
    • ‘At the panel's close, well-heeled participants flocked to the edge of the stage to collect the rocker's autograph.’
    • ‘Martin believes well-heeled communities that use city services, including galleries and libraries, should help to pay for them.’
    • ‘Holding on to those well-heeled citizens is crucial.’
    • ‘The crowd was quite ethnically diverse and looked well-heeled.’
    • ‘A well-heeled urban escapee who could hire a decent architect could turn this into a smart holiday home.’
    • ‘The gap in wealth and income between the new entrants and the well-heeled countries that drive the Union is worryingly large.’
    • ‘The well-heeled and well-connected often flew to Puerto Rico or Sweden and checked into clinics.’
    • ‘The more well-heeled customers have parked their Ladas, Peugeots, or Fiats in the gigantic parking lot.’
    • ‘Sadly, only the well-heeled can afford the comfort and security of quality old age homes.’
    • ‘The mills are silent now, but well-heeled people still clamour to purchase any properties that become available in Rosemount.’
    • ‘How else to explain why discerning, well-heeled travellers are attracted to a tiny, scrubby island stuck in a 1970s time warp?’
    • ‘The food here is excellent, and even before its formal opening as a hotel, the restaurant was already popular with well-heeled locals.’
    • ‘She is not rich like them, or like the well-heeled doctors you find in every corner of the country.’
    • ‘The people seeking such isolation are often the rich and well-heeled escaping the money-making grind of London or the central belt.’
    • ‘It's Friday night and I'm sitting in a vet's practice in a smart part of London with 15 well-heeled strangers.’
    wealthy, rich, well off, affluent, moneyed, cash rich, with deep pockets, well-to-do, prosperous, opulent, substantial, comfortable, propertied
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well heeled