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social ladder

noun

the hierarchical structure of a society; also called [social scale]

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  • From one end of the social ladder to the other everybody was on the loose!

  • He is at the foot, while you are at the summit, of the social ladder.

    Caught In The Net Emile Gaboriau
  • Any man who can own a car has at least mounted a few steps on the social ladder.

    Skinner's Dress Suit

    Henry Irving Dodge
  • It takes too many years to climb even a step in the social ladder.

    Anna the Adventuress E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • If you have no unemployed at the top of the social ladder you will have none at the bottom.

    British Socialism

    J. Ellis Barker
  • I will climb to the highest step of the social ladder, and there I'll feel content.

    Faithful Margaret Annie Ashmore
  • He had begun at the bottom of the social ladder, and he knew exactly how hard it was to climb to a good position.

    Men of Our Times Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • That he may get on top of the social ladder and remain there, he will sacrifice family, common humanity and patriotism.

    Black and White Timothy Thomas Fortune
  • Twenty-five years' experience on the social ladder had made her exceedingly surefooted.

    A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill Alice Hegan Rice

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