upwardly mobile definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjectiveThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Advancing or likely to advance in economic and social standing: “They had considered her suitor unambitious, not sufficiently upwardly mobile” (Maggie Scarf).noun (used with a pl. verb)
Those regarded as advancing rapidly in economic and social standing. Used with the.
upwardly mobile - Business Definition
Pertaining to a person or segment of the population that is likely to quickly advance in economic and social standing. For example, some consider that a law degree from an ivy league school will help a person to become upwardly mobile. See also vertical mobility.