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upwardly mobile

adj.
Advancing or likely to advance in economic and social standing: "They had considered her suitor unambitious, not sufficiently upwardly mobile" (Maggie Scarf).

upwardly mobile

adj
(Sociology) (of a person or social group) moving or aspiring to move to a higher social class or to a position of increased status or power

upwardly mobile

Tending to rise in wealth or social status.
Translations

upwardly mobile

adj to be upwardly mobileein Aufsteiger/eine Aufsteigerin sein
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30pm WHEN Carlos Carvalhal was sacked by Sheffield Wednesday in December he could hardly have dreamed he'd be swaggering back into Hillsborough a couple of months later as the manager of an upwardly mobile Premier League club, writes James Milton.
Upwardly mobile blacks and Hispanics are more likely to experience racial discrimination than their socioeconomically stable peers, maintains a study at Ohio State University, Columbus--and that might help explain racial disparities in health among middle- and upper-class Americans, relates lead author Cynthia Colen, associate professor of sociology.
Talk is cheap, of course, and they have a long way to go to prove they have what it takes to make an impact at the sharp end of the division, not least getting through a testing run of games against more upwardly mobile sides.
The upwardly mobile grey carries the same Andy Stewart silks as the legendary Big Buck's, a record fourtime winner of the stayers' crown.
Upwardly mobile CHINESE outfit Lenovo, the world's biggest PC manufacturer, has taken over Google's Motorola Mobility division giving them control of the unit's Moto and Droid-branded handsets as well as 3,500 employees.
According to Zachos, the interior design industry has, until now, ignored the aesthetic sensibilities of the upwardly mobile male who seeks a different living experience.
Let the Old Gal invite the upwardly mobile Middletons to a fish-paste finger buffet (she's a thrifty woman) and point out the advantages of their buying Buckingham Palace.
The Citibank Rewards Card is meant for young professionals with an upwardly mobile lifestyle.
Summary: Most upwardly mobile managers know that an empowered team helps their performance, but a compulsion to control their own fate can cloud that awareness, says Harvard Business Review.
Family firm keep customers on move FAMILY-RUN firm Morrisons have been keeping people upwardly mobile for 80 years.
This year's Chelsea gold medal-winning Upwardly Mobile Garden got me thinking about how people who invest in their front garden can take many of the plants with them if they move, either by planting them in large containers or propagating them.
This year's Chelsea gold medalwinning Upwardly Mobile Garden got me thinking about how people who invest in their front garden can take many of the plants with them if they move, either by planting them in large containers or propagating them.