Posted by ESC on July 26, 2005
In Reply to: The halls of ivy down the road posted by ESC on July 26, 2005
: : In following paragraph :
: : Not just loans and scholarships. Nowadays, schools are laying out a smorgasbord of goodies in hopes that Johnny, Jane, Jose, or Jamal will choose them rather than the halls of ivy down the road.
: : what is the meaning of " the halls of ivy down the road "
: Hope that they will choose them rather than "the halls of ivy" (other colleges or universities) down the road.
From encarta online:
halls of ivy
college or university: institutions or an institution of higher learning, especially those regarded as particularly prestigious
After four years in the halls of ivy, she had to adjust to a 9 to 5 job.
From the the traditional ivy-covered buildings.