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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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downwardly (or upwardly) mobile

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