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

go/come up in the world

UK (US move up in the world) informal
to have more money or a better social position than you had before: Roger and Ann have gone up in the world - these days they only ever travel first-class.Class and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor
(Definition of go/come up in the world from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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