mobile(redirected from Mobiles)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Ascending or having the ability to ascend in social rank, esteem, or class. I was worried that Janet's wealthy parents would think I wasn't upwardly mobile enough to go out with their daughter. It wasn't until I received my uncle's large inheritance that I became in any way upwardly mobile.
If someone is upwardly mobile, they are moving to a higher social position. The Party has been unable to attract upwardly mobile voters. Note: You can describe people who are moving to a lower social position as downwardly mobile. I'm the only downwardly mobile one. My brother's a barrister, and my sister is a barrister who married a High Court judge.
downwardly (or upwardly) mobilemoving to a lower (or higher) social position; losing (or gaining) wealth and status.
n. a full-sized, uninteresting car; a family car. My father always buys some kind of stupid nerd mobile.