Definition of “upwardly mobile” - English Dictionary

“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/

(Definition of “upwardly mobile” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“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)