Higher or upper class?

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Martina Durisova

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Are these words both acceptable?
Higher class or upper class?
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Depending on context, both phrases ​are acceptable.
 

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They are, but they are used in different contexts. For example 'a high-class hooker'* but 'an upper-class gentleman'

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PS* I see you asked about higher. 'Higher' is comparative but 'upper' is not.
 

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The sentence is:"I have a client from the higher class." Is it accetable? Or should I use the upper class?
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The sentence is:"I have a client from the higher class." Is it accetable? Or should I use the upper class?
Thank you very much!
Martina
'I have an upper class client' is the least unlikely, I think. I suspect we'd be more likely to use some other expression such as 'a client from the best circles', 'a distinguished client', etc. (Here 'etc' means that I can't actually think of other suitable expressions at the moment).
 

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I would use "I have an upper-class client" too. I probably wouldn't let the client hear you say that though!
 

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:up: To say 'He's from the higher class' would mean something else entirely: 'of the two classes [at a school] he's from the higher one'.

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Q - Is your client middle class or upper class?
A - He is of/from the higher class of those two.
 
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