A Blue Stocking

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The idiom “a blue stocking” is used to describe a woman who is well-educated and intellectual. It is often used to describe a woman who is more interested in intellectual pursuits than in fashion or socializing.


  • She was known as a blue stocking, always reading and discussing philosophy and politics with her peers.
  • The dinner party was full of blue stockings, with the guests engaging in lively discussions on a wide range of intellectual topics.
  • Her classmates teased her for being a blue stocking, but she was proud of her love for learning and intellectual pursuits.

I hope that helps! Let me know if you have another idiom you’d like me to work on.

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