Well-to-do in a sentence as an adjective

The privilege of spending extra on "nice things" is almost purely in the realm of the well-to-do.

The well-to-do wore ‘inexpensive’ colours, and the extremely wealthy wore ‘royal’ colours.

" On a related note, it really grinds my gears when I hear well-to-do young adults from middle class families say money doesn't matter when they've never struggled to pay rent or for basic medical care.

Even if the initial investment is within reach of well-to-do middle-classers, dropping $60 every time little Jimmy wants to "print" his latest robot model could get old really, really quickly.

A method to make a well-to-do individual or company even more well-to-do, despite a 2x or 10x cost to the competition or to society, is a winning business proposition.

There was another post recently on HN that compared poverty to a rogue background process that drains willpower, and yet another one about how entrepreneurs are disproportionally from well-to-do backgrounds.

> Then people will stop lending students tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars...Let's make your comment a little more accurate:Then the federal government, which is responsible for ~85% of the student loan market, will have to stop lending students tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars, and there will be no end to the cries that millions of young Americans are being denied a college education by well-to-do politicians who are out-of-touch with the economic realities of the average American.

Well-to-do definitions


in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich; "they were comfortable or even wealthy by some standards"; "easy living"; "a prosperous family"; "his family is well-situated financially"; "well-to-do members of the community"

See also: comfortable easy prosperous well-fixed well-heeled well-off well-situated