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go/come up in the world

UK (US 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.
Translations of “go/come up in the world”
in Chinese (Traditional) 飛黃騰達, 發跡…
in Chinese (Simplified) 飞黄腾达, 发迹…
(Definition of go/come up in the world from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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