upwardly mobile Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “upwardly mobile” - English Dictionary

"upwardly mobile" in British English

See all translations

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/
(Definition of upwardly mobile from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"upwardly mobile" in Business English

See all translations

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)
What is the pronunciation of upwardly mobile?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“upwardly mobile” in Business English

A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

droid

a robot (= a machine controlled by computer) that is made to look like a human

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More