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


"go/come down in the world" in English

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go/come down in the world

US also move down in the world informal

to have less money or a worse social position than you had before:

They used to live in a big house with lots of servants, but they've come down in the world since then.

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

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