come\ down\ in\ the\ world
- v. phr.To lose a place of respect or honor, become lower (as in rank or fortune).
The stranger plainly had come down a long way in the world.Compare: down on one's luck
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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