marry beneath (one's) station

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marry beneath (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 beneath 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 beneath her station with some fast food worker.
See also: beneath, marry, station
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It features the central character Fanny Price, the daughter of a drunken sailor and a woman who married beneath her station, who is taken in by her wealthy uncle and aunt without ever being allowed to forget her status.