social climber

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social climber

A person who tries to elevate their social status, often through the calculated use of friendships and relationships. Based on his circle of friends, it's obvious that he is nothing more than a social climber.
See also: social
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There's an Irish immigrant, determined to find a husband, a social climber from second class, and the brave, golden-throated stoker with a girl back home.