Downwardly Mobile


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Downwardly Mobile

A person who leaves a high-paying, prestigious job to take another position that pays less and is in a less lucrative field. One may be downwardly mobile by necessity (for example, if the previous company conducts lay-offs), or by choice (for example, if one was not satisfied in the previous position and wishes to do something more personally rewarding).
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ANOTHER big week for downwardly mobile Mercedes, the shameless bed - hopper whose low life is getting lower.
THE Duchess of Kent looks downwardly mobile as she clutches a phone to her ear in the street - wearing flared jeans, trainers and a cotton shirt.
No wonder this downwardly mobile series haemorrhaged more than three million viewers in just five days.
But when the two twentysomething Londoners collide with Malory Cinnamon - Flox's glamorous ex and Hollywood has-been - in the last-chance saloon, their downwardly mobile lives take an upturn.
And he invited us to rejoice at the news that he has authorised the construction of a bicycle rack behind the Shed End for Chelsea's downwardly mobile supporters.
Congratulations to downwardly mobile BBC2 for serving up a special (needs) show for all those who find Hole In The Wall too intellectually taxing.
Tompkinson's TV credits include Drop The Dead Donkey, Downwardly Mobile and the highly successful Ballykissangel.
Surprised Communication Workers Union chief Tony Young said last night: "This must be a case of BT being downwardly mobile.