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social climbernoun [C]

us   /ˈsoʊ·ʃəl ˈklɑɪ·mər/
disapproving someone who tries to move into a higher social rank
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social climbernoun [C]

uk   /ˌsəʊ.ʃəl ˈklaɪ.mər/ us   /ˌsoʊ.ʃəl ˈklaɪ.mɚ/ disapproving
someone who tries to improve their social position by being very friendly to people from a higher social class
social climbing
noun [U] uk   us  
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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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