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upwardly mobile

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.
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downwardly mobile

Descending or likely to descend in social rank, esteem, or class. The opposite, "upwardly mobile," is much more common. If we lose all our savings, we'll become downwardly mobile.
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nerd mobile

Any particularly uninteresting car that favors functionality over any sense of style or panache. I realized I had gone completely into the dull parent in life when I went to look at a new car and thought the nerd mobiles looked like the most sensible choices.
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pigmobile

offensive slang A police car. ("Pig" is a common derogatory slang term for a police officer.) Primarily heard in US. They hauled him off in the back of their pigmobile just for talking back to them.

pimpmobile

slang A car that is extremely flamboyant and gaudy in design and decoration, as might be driven by or associated with a stereotypical pimp. Primarily heard in US. I remember Uncle Terry used to drive this really tacky pimpmobile back when we were kids. He even had fuzzy dice hanging from the rearview mirror!

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.
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downwardly (or upwardly) mobile

moving to a lower (or higher) social position; losing (or gaining) wealth and status.
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nerd mobile

n. a full-sized, uninteresting car; a family car. My father always buys some kind of stupid nerd mobile.
See also: mobile, nerd

pigmobile

n. a police car. (see also pig = police officer.) Look out, here comes the pigmobile!

pimpmobile

n. a gaudy automobile, as might be driven by a pimp. (Use caution with pimp.) He drove up in a pimpmobile and shocked all the neighbors.
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Italy - 17 million DAU, 23 million MAU, 10 million mobile DAU, 16 million mobile MAU
Sweden - 3.8 million DAU, 4.9 million MAU, 3 million mobile DAU, 4 million mobile MAU
Turkey - 19 million DAU, 33 million MAU, 9.5 million mobile DAU, 20 million mobile MAU
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Over the past 18 months, the number of mobile providers in Korea has shrunk from five to three.
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Capping off the 2-day summit is the Mobile Festival.
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This service has been used since the beginning of mobile telephony to pay for ringtones and wallpapers.