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

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"go/come up in the world" in British English

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go/come up in the world

US also move up in the world informal

to have more money or a better social position than you had before:

Roger and Ann have gone up in the world - these days they only ever travel first-class.

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

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