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English definition of “go/come down in the world”

go/come down in the world

UK (US move down in the world) informal
to have less money or a worse social position than you had before: They used to live in a big house with lots of servants, but they've come down in the world since then.
(Definition of go/come down in the world from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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