upwardly mobile
adjective see upward mobility

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • upwardly mobile — ˌupwardly ˈmobile adjective moving up through the social classes and becoming richer: • young, upwardly mobile professionals * * * upwardly mobile UK US adjective ► someone who is upwardly mobile is moving or has moved into a higher social… …   Financial and business terms

  • upwardly mobile — adj moving up through the social classes and becoming richer ▪ the upwardly mobile middle classes >.upward mo bility n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • upwardly mobile — adjective see upward mobility * * * adj [more upwardly mobile; most upwardly mobile] : moving or able to move into a higher social or economic position upwardly mobile professionals upward mobility noun [noncount] She wants a job with more upward …   Useful english dictionary

  • upwardly mobile — ADJ If you describe someone as upwardly mobile, you mean that they are moving, have moved, or are trying to move to a higher social position. The Party has been unable to attract upwardly mobile voters. N PLURAL: the N The upwardly mobile are… …   English dictionary

  • upwardly mobile — up|ward|ly mo|bile [ ,ʌpwərdli moubl, ,ʌpwərdli mou,baıl ] adjective someone who is upwardly mobile moves into a higher social class by becoming richer and more successful …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • upwardly mobile — UK [ˌʌpwə(r)dlɪ ˈməʊbaɪl] / US [ˌʌpwərdlɪ ˈmoʊb(ə)l] / US [ˌʌpwərdlɪ ˈmoʊˌbaɪl] adjective someone who is upwardly mobile moves into a higher social class by becoming richer and more successful …   English dictionary

  • upwardly mobile — ► upwardly (or downwardly) mobile moving to a higher (or lower) social class. Main Entry: ↑mobile …   English terms dictionary

  • upwardly mobile — adjective Likely to advance in economic or social standing. Syn: bourgeoisie See Also: upward mobility …   Wiktionary

  • upwardly mobile — adjective moving up through the social classes and becoming richer upward mobility noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mobile — mo‧bile [ˈməʊbaɪl ǁ ˈmoʊbiːl] noun [countable] informal TELECOMMUNICATIONS a small phone that you can carry with you; = mobile phone: • Phone companies are trying to make the fraudulent use of stolen mobiles more difficult. * * * Ⅰ …   Financial and business terms

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