come down in the world

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Definition of 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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“Come down in the world.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20down%20in%20the%20world. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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