from rags to riches

Definition of from rags to riches

  1. :  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

ragplay rags
  1. :  a waste piece of cloth

    :  clothes usually in poor or ragged condition

    :  clothing

  1. :  any of various hard rocks

    :  a large roofing slate that is rough on one side

  1. :  to rail at :  scold

    :  torment, tease

  1. :  an outburst of boisterous fun

    :  prank

  1. :  a composition in ragtime

  1. :  things that make one rich :  wealth

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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