upwardly (or downwardly) mobile

upwardly (or downwardly) mobile
upwardly (or downwardly) mobile
moving to a higher (or lower) social class.
mobile

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

  • downwardly mobile — adj someone who is downwardly mobile is becoming poorer ≠ ↑upwardly mobile …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • downwardly mobile — down|ward|ly mo|bile [ ,daunwərdli mou,baıl ] adjective HUMOROUS moving to a lower social class and becoming poorer ─ opposite UPWARDLY MOBILE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mobile — ► ADJECTIVE 1) able to move or be moved freely or easily. 2) (of a shop, library, etc.) accommodated in a vehicle so as to travel around. 3) able or willing to move between occupations, places of residence, or social classes. 4) (of the features… …   English terms dictionary

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

  • mobile — [ məʊbʌɪl] adjective able to move or be moved freely or easily. ↘(of a shop, library, etc.) accommodated in a vehicle so as to travel around. ↘able or willing to move between occupations, places of residence, or social classes. noun 1》 a… …   English new terms dictionary

  • mobile — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become, get ▪ Babies start to get mobile around the age of eight months. ▪ remain ADVERB …   Collocations dictionary

  • mobile */*/ — I UK [ˈməʊbaɪl] / UK [ˈməʊb(ə)l] / US [ˈmoʊb(ə)l] / US [ˈmoʊˌbaɪl] adjective 1) [only before noun] easy to move and use in different places a mobile telephone a mobile X ray unit a) [only before noun] British a mobile group of workers can be sent …   English dictionary

  • mobile — mo|bile1 [ moubl, mou,baıl ] adjective ** 1. ) only before noun easy to move and use in different places: a mobile telephone a mobile missile a ) only before noun a mobile library, etc. is in a vehicle so that it can be moved from one place to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • downwardly — adverb In a downward direction downwardly mobile Ant: upwardly …   Wiktionary

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