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come down in the world meaning

  "come down in the world" in a sentence
  • [American idiom]
    to lose one's social position or financial standing.
    Mr. Jones has really come down in the world since he lost his job.
    If I were unemployed, I'm sure I'd come down in the world, too.

  • [American slang]
    to lose one's social position or financial standing.
      Mr. Jones has really come down in the world since he lost his job.
      If I were unemployed, I'm sure I'd come down in the world, too.

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  1. One might argue that they have come down in the world, but he looks at it differently.
  2. Dieudonn� has come down in the world, attending sick vampires in a clinic run by a doctor with a shady past.
  3. It affects them in their gut that they've come down in the world and that they have no influence ."
  4. Epic poetry is apparently coming down in the world . :-) talk ) 06 : 44, 20 January 2008 ( UTC)
  5. The books themselves saw better times on the shelves of professors, engineers, doctors and other middle-class professionals who have come down in the world.

Related Words

  1. come clean meaning
  2. come close meaning
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  4. come down hard meaning
  5. come down hard on meaning
  6. come down off one's high horse meaning
  7. come down on meaning
  8. come down on like a ton of bricks meaning
  9. come down to meaning
  10. come down to earth meaning
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