Leo

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What's that mean?

top of the line. the old stereotype of the waiters at a four-star restaurant wearing white gloves, the white-glove treatment.

I didn't know the origin of white shoe until I looked it up: "derives from white buck oxfords, a men's shoe highly popular among Ivy League students in the 1950s." usually used to refer to a prestigious white-shoe law firm.
 

Clinamenic

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Yeah EG financial institutions can offer "white glove" services tailored around the particular needs of a given high-end client, whereas the average retail customers get standard services.

One of the new social media platforms I'm working with is giving its early partners a white glove treatment, whereby the suggestions we make often end up being implemented in the platform itself.
 

Leo

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not strictly american...North American, maybe.


SAN DIEGO – A federal drug investigation has resulted in the discovery of a sophisticated cross-border tunnel and charges against six people for conspiring to distribute 1,762 pounds of cocaine.

The subterranean passageway, stretching from Tijuana, Mexico to a warehouse in Otay Mesa just east of the Port of Entry, is estimated to be about 1,744 feet long, 61 feet deep and 4-feet in diameter, with reinforced walls, a rail system, electricity and a ventilation system.

that's almost the length of six US football fields.

photos are wild

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