move up in the world


: to become more wealthy, successful, etc.

Examples of move up in the world in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Helping students move up in the world one step at a time is what will make the world a slightly better place as young people truly are the future. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 23 Aug. 2023 When Torres competed internationally to move up in the world rankings and qualify for the Olympics, the underwear came tucked away in his suitcase. Olivia Reiner, USA TODAY, 6 Aug. 2021 All Subhash wants to do is fulfill the aspirations of the girls’ parents — a good school, a high-quality education, a chance to move up in the world. Washington Post, 17 June 2021 Appalachian hollows had left him without the social capital necessary to move up in the world. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 27 May 2021

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“Move up in the world.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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