come up in the world

come up in the world
come/go up in the world British, Australian, American, American & Australian come/go down in the world - to have less money and a worse social position than you had before.

Peter and Ann have gone up in the world - they only ever travel first class these days.


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  • come down in the world — {v. phr.} To lose a place of respect or honor, become lower (as in rank or fortune). * /The stranger plainly had come down a long way in the world./ Compare: DOWN ON ONE S LUCK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come down in the world — {v. phr.} To lose a place of respect or honor, become lower (as in rank or fortune). * /The stranger plainly had come down a long way in the world./ Compare: DOWN ON ONE S LUCK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come up in the world — or[rise in the world] {v. phr.} To gain success, wealth, or importance in life; rise to a position of greater wealth or importance. * /He had come up in the world since he peddled his wife s baked goods from a pushcart./ Compare: GET AHEAD.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come up in the world — or[rise in the world] {v. phr.} To gain success, wealth, or importance in life; rise to a position of greater wealth or importance. * /He had come up in the world since he peddled his wife s baked goods from a pushcart./ Compare: GET AHEAD.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • The World (Descartes) — The World , originally titled Le Monde and also called Treatise on the Light , is a book by René Descartes (1596 ndash;1650). Written between 1629 and 1633, it contains a relatively complete version of his philosophy, from method, to metaphysics …   Wikipedia

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  • The Mall at the World Trade Center — was a shopping center located in the concourse area of the World Trade Center before it was destroyed on September 11, 2001. Prior to September 11, the mall had been leased to The Westfield Group, who had intended to rename the mall Westfield… …   Wikipedia

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