marry below oneself

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marry below oneself

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Fig. to marry someone in a lower social class than oneself. He married beneath himself, but he is happy, and what more is required of a marriage? He did not want to marry beneath himself.
See also: below, marry
References in classic literature ?
In vain Saphir declared that love made them equal; Serpentine would only reply: 'I love you too much to allow you to marry beneath your rank.
Couples could marry beneath the PS30,000 a year fig trees in the atrium, and firms could hire out the Select Committee rooms.
Referring to those scandalous times and the all-too-fleshly skeletons in the royal closets, Dinraj Singh of the erstwhile state of Kasmanda says, "We didn't marry beneath our class--governesses, nurses and suchlikes.
where we will loiter and marry beneath that beautifully
Even more colourful, but without similar proof, is the story that Nancy ran away to marry beneath her station.
JJ Hunsecker is the most powerful newspaper columnist in New York and doesn't want his sister to marry beneath herself.