One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Moving to a lower social class; losing wealth and status.
- ‘Conversations take place between the self-composed, confident Wayne and the downwardly mobile Arnold about their lives and their relationships.’
- ‘The book opens with a closely observed scene in the downwardly mobile Brooklyn neighbourhood of Gowanus.’
- ‘Bourgeois (organic) vegetables are becoming downwardly mobile and increasingly within the reach of the proletariat.’
- ‘What could be stranger than to live the upwardly mobile life while preaching the downwardly mobile gospel?’
- ‘Downwardly mobile, despite their gentle origins, these men had limited resources and restricted access to luxurious apparel.’
- ‘"Downwardly mobile" is how she jokingly describes herself.’
- ‘In another case, racism is articulated by downwardly mobile groups targeting nearby others.’
- ‘By contrast, for those who are classified as immobile or downwardly mobile, the annual income bias appears to be negligible.’
- ‘Similarly, with something like social mobility, we notice that some people improve their socio-economic position relative to their parents, others stay roughly the same, and others are downwardly mobile.’
- ‘Walker, for example, reports that approximately six of every ten SAE members between 1855 and 1914 were upwardly mobile and approximately one in every 25 were downwardly mobile.’
- ‘Haunting, this often hilarious and poignant book is not just the humiliation of the downwardly mobile middle-aged man, but also of the writer and his irrelevance.’
- ‘These results suggest that by following only intact families, the typical lifetime incidence study excludes many downwardly mobile individuals.’
- ‘"I know there's talk about jealousy of the Indians who are upwardly mobile, but it's the downwardly mobile Indians who face the attacks."’
- ‘Although Veronica is blonde enough to pass for royalty at most high schools, she is downwardly mobile.’
- ‘This seems to indicate that Protestants are not more upwardly mobile than Jews and Catholics, but that Protestants may be somewhat less downwardly mobile than others.’
- ‘Indeed, Jane and Joe Cooperative Worker are "overly educated white people who are downwardly mobile," as Lance Haver put it.’
- ‘The third participant was the (politically speaking) downwardly mobile Theresa May, who glories in the title of " shadow minister for families ".’
- ‘Downwardly mobile people like myself, or college students fresh off the parental dole, often get themselves in trouble for a couple reasons.’
- ‘I'm happy enough to be the black sheep of the team, just like I'm the most downwardly mobile member of my family.’
- ‘One group is made up of those who have lost their jobs and are downwardly mobile.’
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