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"upwardly mobile" in British English

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upwardly mobileadjective

uk   /ˌʌp.wəd.li ˈməʊ.baɪl/  us   /ˌʌp.wɚd.li ˈmoʊ.bəl/
moving or able to move to a higher social class, for example by becoming richer: The meeting attracted upwardly mobile professional and political women.
upward mobility
noun [U] uk   /ˌʌp.wəd məʊˈbɪl.ə.ti/  us   /ˌʌp.wɚd moʊˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/
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"upwardly mobile" in Business English

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upwardly mobileadjective

uk   us  
someone who is upwardly mobile is moving or has moved into a higher social position, usually because they are earning more money: These top-of-the-range models are targeted at young upwardly mobile professionals.
upward mobility
noun [U]
If you work hard, there is a chance of upward mobility.
(Definition of upwardly mobile from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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