rags to riches

 Poor to rich.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • rags-to-riches — rags to richˈes adjective (of a story, etc) describing a person s progression from poverty to wealth • • • Main Entry: ↑rag * * * rags to riches UK US adjective mainly journalism used for describing a situation in which someone who has been very… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rags-to-riches — adj [only before noun] a rags to riches story is about someone who becomes very rich after starting life very poor …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rags-to-riches — adjective MAINLY JOURNALISM used for describing the life of someone who was born into a poor family but later became very rich and successful: the rags to riches story of country and western singer Loretta Lynn …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rags to riches — Someone who starts life very poor and becomes rich goes from rags to riches …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • rags to riches — phrase used for describing a situation in which someone who has been very poor becomes very rich Almost overnight, she went from rags to riches. Thesaurus: changing social or professional statushyponym from an upper class familysynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rags To Riches — infobox television show name = Rags To Riches caption = Rags To Riches title screen format = Musical, Comedy drama runtime = 30 minutes creator = starring = Joseph Bologna Tisha Campbell Bridget Michele Blanca De Garr Heather McAdam Kimiko Gelman …   Wikipedia

  • Rags to Riches — The term Rags to Riches refers to any situation in which a person rises from poverty to wealth, or sometimes from obscurity to fame. This is a common archetype in literature and popular culture (for example, the writings of Horatio Alger,… …   Wikipedia

  • rags-to-riches — go from rags to riches to start your life very poor and then later in life become very rich. Raised in poverty by an uncle in Oklahoma, his was a real rags to riches story. (always before noun) …   New idioms dictionary

  • rags to riches — used for describing a situation in which someone who has been very poor becomes very rich Almost overnight, she went from rags to riches. See: rags to riches …   English dictionary

  • rags-to-riches — /rægz tə ˈrɪtʃəz/ (say ragz tuh richuhz) adjective 1. progressing from great poverty to wealth: a rags to riches story. 2. progressing from deep failure to great success: a rags to riches football season …   Australian English dictionary

  • rags-to-riches — adj. Rags to riches is used with these nouns: ↑story, ↑tale …   Collocations dictionary

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