from rags to riches
Definition of from rags to riches
: from a state of having very little money to a state of having a lot of money She went from rags to riches overnight.
Word by Word Definitions
: a waste piece of cloth
: clothes usually in poor or ragged condition
: any of various hard rocks
: a large roofing slate that is rough on one side
: to rail at : scold
: torment, tease
: an outburst of boisterous fun
: a composition in ragtime
: things that make one rich : wealth
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