come\ up\ in\ the\ world

• come up in the world
• rise in the world
v. phr.
To gain success, wealth, or importance in life; rise to a position of greater wealth or importance.

He had come up in the world since he peddled his wife's baked goods from a pushcart.

Compare: get ahead
Contrast: come down in the world

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The Light of the World — For the film, see The Light of the World (film). For the oratorio, see The Light of the World (Sullivan). For the religious organisation see La Luz del Mundo. The Light of the World (1853–4) is an allegorical painting by William Holman Hunt… …   Wikipedia

  • The World of Kong — The World of Kong: A Natural History of Skull Island is a 2005 encyclopedic book, made for the release of Peter Jackson s King Kong. The book tells all about King Kong s fictional world. It talks about everything on Skull Island, from the… …   Wikipedia

  • The Light of the World (Sullivan) — The Light of the World is an oratorio composed in 1873 by Arthur Sullivan. Sullivan wrote the libretto with the assistance of George Grove, based on the New Testament. The story of the oratorio narrates the whole life of Christ, focusing on his… …   Wikipedia

  • Come into the World — EP by Teen Top Released July 9, 2010 ( …   Wikipedia

  • The world is too much with us — is a sonnet by the English Romantic poet William Wordsworth. In it, Wordsworth criticizes the modern world for being absorbed in materialism and distancing itself from nature. Composed circa 1802, the poem was first published in Poems, In Two… …   Wikipedia

  • Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (film) — Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean …   Wikipedia

  • The Best Dance Album in the World... Ever! — is a long running compilation series released by Circa Records, as part of the The Best... Album in the World...Ever! brand.TracklistingPart 1 (1993)VTDCD 17Disc 1#Black Box Ride On Time #2 Unlimited No Limit #Haddaway What is Love #Dr. Alban It… …   Wikipedia

  • Come Get It: The Very Best of Aaron Carter — Greatest hits album by Aaron Carter Released January 17, 2006 …   Wikipedia

  • The World (Descartes) — The World , originally titled Le Monde and also called Treatise on the Light , is a book by René Descartes (1596 ndash;1650). Written between 1629 and 1633, it contains a relatively complete version of his philosophy, from method, to metaphysics …   Wikipedia

  • The World Is Not Enough (soundtrack) — The World Is Not Enough Soundtrack album by David Arnold Released November 9, 1999 (US) …   Wikipedia

  • The Mall at the World Trade Center — was a shopping center located in the concourse area of the World Trade Center before it was destroyed on September 11, 2001. Prior to September 11, the mall had been leased to The Westfield Group, who had intended to rename the mall Westfield… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.