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This week's theme: Words with color as metaphors
noun: Pertaining to a business or those who run it, typically conservative, rich, and elite, in fields such as law, finance, etc.
[Apparently from the earlier popularity of white shoes among such men.]
"[John] Street's problem was that, unlike the white-shoe lawyers and
sleek inside players who'd mastered this game, his people were new to
Words are the small change of thought. -Jules Renard, writer (1864-1910)