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upwardly mobile

adjective uk   /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.
upward mobility
noun [U] uk   us  
Translations of “upwardly mobile”
in Chinese (Traditional) 走向上層社會的,走向富裕的, 步步高升的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 走向上层社会的,走向富裕的, 步步高升的…
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