marry beneath (oneself)

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marry beneath (oneself)

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 himself 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 herself with some fast food worker.
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Estrella has married beneath herself, which becomes significant only when Don Pablo loses both his jobs in rapid succession and decides not to tell her.
The warning to the aforementioned wife of Pc Bradley was delivered by her snooty parents who thought she had married beneath herself.
She said: "My mother married beneath herself and got disowned, so the title was taken away and when she died it was given to me.