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"social climber" in British English

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social climbernoun [C]

uk   us   disapproving
someone who ​tries to ​improvetheirsocialposition by being very ​friendly to ​people from a ​highersocialclass
social climbing
noun [U] uk   us  
(Definition of social climber from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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social climbernoun [C]

 us   /ˈsoʊ·ʃəl ˈklɑɪ·mər/
disapproving someone who ​tries to move into a ​higher social ​rank
(Definition of social climber from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “social climber”
in Chinese (Simplified) 结交权贵向上爬的人,试图挤入上流社会者…
in Chinese (Traditional) 趨炎附勢的人,試圖擠入上流社會者…
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