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Meaning of “rags-to-riches” in the English Dictionary

"rags-to-riches" in British English

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rags-to-richesadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˌræɡz.təˈrɪtʃɪz/
used to ​describe what ​happens to a ​person who was ​poor but ​becomesrich: a rags-to-riches story
(Definition of rags-to-riches from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rags-to-riches" in American English

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rags-to-richesadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈræɡz tə ˈrɪtʃ·ɪz/
involving a ​change from being ​poor to ​becomingrich: her rags-to-riches ​successstory
(Definition of rags-to-riches from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rags-to-riches”
in Chinese (Simplified) 从赤贫到巨富的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 從赤貧到巨富的…
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