They are especially popular in China, where carp swimming against the tide symbolizes the idea of perseverance leading to riches -- rather like people climbing the social ladder
, said Yutaka Suga, professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia at Tokyo University.
Chip's father, though, has plans for climbing the social ladder
, and after the death of his older son, he needs Chip's cooperation to make this happen.
She was steadily climbing the social ladder
with her jobs as a nurse, dressmaker and housekeeper.
Proficiency in the English language is being used as a barrier to keep people from climbing the social ladder
in the Muslim country, according to the report.
And yet, at the end of their time abroad, these men nearly always returned to Wales, and unlike many of the successful Scots and Irish who served in India they tended not to use their wealth as a means of climbing the social ladder
99 JUST like the books and any other teen-flick of the same premise, this game is all about getting in with the right crowd, as you assume the role of new girl at Octavian Country Day School and take on the challenges of climbing the social ladder
to join the ultimate clique, the Pretty Committee.
Annmarie Guzy of the University of South Alabama provides a personal narrative about climbing the social ladder
in "A Blue-Collar Honors Story.
TOO POSH TO PRESS hires someone for the job because holding an iron does not fit in with climbing the social ladder
The story is set in the social whirl of present-day London where Jonathan Rhys-Meyers plays former tennis pro Chris who is hastily climbing the social ladder
as a coach at an exclusive club.
Based on a mythical princess enshrined in Vietnamese history, Lieu Hanh is associated with protection, good fortune, and the possibility of climbing the social ladder
for individuals and their children.
They are systematically prevented from climbing the social ladder
and can only advance by joining the army or by greasing a lot of palms -- an option that presupposes having connections abroad.
Andrews describes as "a mood of optimism" ("Reunion" 8), authors such as Keckley could portray themselves as climbing the social ladder
to new financial and personal heights.
Stop preaching about the virtues of climbing the social ladder
In "All Grown Up," the familiar babies formerly from the "Rugrats" TV show, are now a tight-knit band of friends between the ages of 8 and 13, who face the same issues kids their age face every day: dealing with parents, peer pressure, seeking independence, grappling with identity, climbing the social ladder
and surviving Jr.
We're both climbing the social ladder
thanks to the smell of chickpeas wafting down from the middle rungs.