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English definition of “upwardly mobile”

upwardly mobile

adjective     /ˌʌp.wəd.liˈməʊ.baɪl/ US  /-wɚd.liˈmoʊ.bəl/
moving or able to move to a higher social class , for example by becoming richer : The meeting attracted upwardly mobile professional and political women.Class and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor upward mobility     noun [U] Class and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor
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