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

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rags-to-richesadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈræɡz tə ˈrɪtʃ·ɪz/

involving a change from being poor to becoming rich:

her rags-to-riches success story

(Definition of “rags-to-riches” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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