finishing school

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  1. a private school, usually at the high school or junior college level, that teaches young women social graces and prepares them for life in society.

Origin of finishing school

First recorded in 1830–40

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British Dictionary definitions for finishing school

finishing school

  1. a private school for girls that prepares them for society by teaching social graces and accomplishments

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