social climbing

social climbing
noun see social climber

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • social climbing — noun • • • Main Entry: ↑social * * * social climbing, the actions or conduct of a social climber …   Useful english dictionary

  • social climbing — also social climbing N UNCOUNT (disapproval) You describe someone s behaviour as social climbing when they try to get accepted into a higher social class by becoming friendly with people who belong to that class. All that vulgar social climbing!… …   English dictionary

  • social-climbing — see social climbing …   English dictionary

  • social climbing — Synonyms and related words: ambition, ambitious, ambitiousness, aspiring, careerism, careerist, careeristic, climbing, high flying, high reaching, lofty ambition, magnanimity, on the make, power hunger, power hungry, sky aspiring, status seeking …   Moby Thesaurus

  • social climber — social climbing. a person who attempts to gain admission into a group with a higher social standing. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • climbing — [[t]kla͟ɪmɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Climbing is the activity of climbing rocks or mountains. → See also , rock climbing, social climbing …   English dictionary

  • social climber — noun Date: 1911 one who attempts to gain a higher social position or acceptance in fashionable society • social climbing noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • social climber — noun derogatory a person who is anxious to gain a higher social status. Derivatives social climbing noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • social climber — /soʊʃəl ˈklaɪmə/ (say sohshuhl kluymuh) noun someone who tries to move up into a higher social class, especially by associating with people from that class. –social climbing, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • climbing — Synonyms and related words: Brownian movement, acclinate, acclivitous, advance, ambition, ambitiousness, anabasis, anabatic, angular motion, ascendant, ascending, ascension, ascensional, ascensive, ascent, axial motion, backflowing, backing,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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