Definition of old school tie noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    old school tie

    ; NAmE
    (British English)
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  1. 1[countable] a tie worn by former students of a particular school, especially a private one
  2. 2the old school tie [singular] used to refer to the fact of men who went to the same private school using their influence to help each other at work or socially, and to the traditional attitudes they share Systems based on social class and the old school tie are more common in Britain than in the US.