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One who strives for acceptance in fashionable society.
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(Sociology) a person who seeks advancement to a higher social class, esp by obsequious behaviour. Sometimes shortened to: climber
social climbing n
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a person who attempts to gain a higher social standing.
so′cial climb′ing, n.
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A person who tries to gain acceptance to a social stratum above the one he or she currently occupies.
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lion-hunter - someone who tries to attract social lions as guests
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