When you are of a high social status, this is an example of your caste.
The Brahmins are an example of a caste in the Hindu culture.
- To lose social status or position.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of caste
- Spanish casta race and Portuguese casta race, caste both from feminine of casto pure from Latin castus kes- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition