Nouveau Riche

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Nouveau Riche

A person or class of person who acquired wealth themselves, or at least in recent family history. The term can have a slightly negative connotation because, stereotypically, nouveau riche do not abide by social norms usually associated with the upper class. However, in the late 20th century, the term became respectable because it became indicative of personal success.
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However, while the clientele went from the well-groomed to a few punters with more bling than a nouveau-riche Russian, the atmosphere was somewhat clinical.
Along with nouveau-riche Chelsea, they are one of two Barclaycard Premiership clubs realistically in a position to spend big money on improving their squad.
The action centres around a chavvy nouveau-riche family living in Cheshire, led by a 50-something dad who's just traded in his wife for a younger model.
Tonight Clarkson mixes with nouveau-riche Russians on the French Riviera and travels to Rome - hence the ridiculous costume above.
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