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social climbing

noun as in upward mobility

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The Adventuress By N.D. Coleridge A social-climbing seductress sleeps her way to the top of society.

Balzac was the great novelist of money, social climbing, and power.

What can be a monologue about class and social-climbing to women can be near gibberish to men.

Sifton assured him that Lavo was the perfect place, a hotbed of thin, tan bodies and social-climbing aspirations.

But Kelley has been dismissed as little more than a social-climbing airhead.

She had not been born for social climbing, and took hardly to it.

This sort of success was as agreeable to her as merely social climbing was to Mrs. Hilbrough.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to social climbing, such as: advancement, climbing the corporate ladder, social mobility, status seeking, and vertical mobility.

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