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upwardly mobile

adjective
 
 
someone who is upwardly mobile is moving or has moved into a higher social position, usually because they are earning more money: These top-of-the-range models are targeted at young upwardly mobile professionals.
upward mobility noun [U]
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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