Meaning of “come/go down in the world” in the English Dictionary


"come/go down in the world" in English

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come/go down in the world

mainly UK

to lose the money and high social rank that you had in the past:

Fancy her taking a job like that - she's certainly come down in the world!

(Definition of “come/go down in the world” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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