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English definition of “rags-to-riches”

rags-to-riches

adjective [before noun]     /ˌræɡz.təˈrɪtʃɪz/
used to describe what happens to a person who was poor but becomes rich: a rags-to-riches storyWealthiness and wealthyClass and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor
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