from humble origins

Definition of from humble origins

:from a family that did not have high social status or much money
  • He comes from humble origins.

Word by Word Definitions

humble play
  1. : not proud or haughty : not arrogant or assertive

  2. : reflecting, expressing, or offered in a spirit of deference or submission

  3. : ranking low in a hierarchy or scale : insignificant, unpretentious

  1. : to make (someone) humble (see 1humble) in spirit or manner

  2. : to destroy the power, independence, or prestige of

origin play origins
  1. : ancestry, parentage

  2. : rise, beginning, or derivation from a source

  3. : the point at which something begins or rises or from which it derives


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