come down in the world

idiom

: 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 6 Oct. 2022.

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