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finishing school

a private school for girls that prepares them for society by teaching social graces and accomplishments
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This, in turn, has given impetus to several finishing schools for corporates being set up across the country.
We equip them with the soft skills necessary to deliver and make an impact." Educational qualifications aside, all the finishing schools endorse the fact that there is a lot more to presentation than you presume.
But young women have been signing up to a finishing school founded by a local music tutor.
The Ian Rush Finishing School will take place at the Spa town's Trinity School from April 17-20 and they will be designed for players of all ages - Goal Getters (ages 5-8), Strike Force (9-12) and Premier Class (13 plus).
These arbiters of properness usually get their early training in middle-class homes, then go off to colleges and universities - finishing schools, in effect - where they learn how to talk proper ...
CIA spy satellites have exposed a complex of fake "villages" in Iran as finishing schools for 5,000 of the world's most fanatical terrorists.
WICHITA -- Finishing school is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of feminist institutions.