come down in the world


: to fall to a lower position or status after being wealthy, successful, etc.
It's sad to see how he has come down in the world.

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Recent Examples on the Web Glenn Howerton plays Jack Griffin, a philosophy professor who has come down in the world after losing his job teaching at Harvard. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 1 Jan. 2023

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“Come down in the world.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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