marry below (one's) station

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marry below (one's) station

To marry someone who is of a lower social class or standing than oneself. A: "I hear that Mr. Sullivan plans to marry a local fishmonger's daughter." B: "Why would a man of his esteem marry below his station like that?" Janet has a bright future with one of the best law firms in town, so it's beyond me why she's marrying below her station with some fast food worker.
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Amanda, in Williams' play (which opens today at the Pasadena Playhouse), portrays a Southern Belle who married below her station only to have her husband run out on her.
7] (Women's situation was different, for "a woman who married below her station could harldy expect to regain it.