- from poverty to great wealth
- (as modifier)a rags-to-riches tale
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In Ireland, the name of Sean Quinn will be forever linked in the public mind as the ultimate cautionary tale of riches to rags.
For every story of rags to riches, there is another of riches to rags.
Filthy rags and broken bottles lay on the concrete pavement.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis|Stanley Booth|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A man, dressed in rags, stalks across the field, impaling the bodies with a bayonet.‘Turn,’ AMC’s New Series About America’s First Spy Ring, Is A Visually Arresting Historical Epic|Marlow Stern|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His is the classic immigrant rags-to-riches tale of that much-sought fantasy, the American Dream.
I've seen more cloes on folks' backs hyar, thet wan't no more'n fit for carpet-rags, than any place ever I struck.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
It is at best but a worn-out scarecrow shaking its vain rags in the wind.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
Their own mothers would hardly know them—burnt black with the sun, in rags or else stark naked, with pipes in their mouths.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
The doctor came, just then, and for several minutes he gave his undivided attention to Rags.
Matt was glad of something that would take his mind off Rags for a time, and he followed Chub toward the barn.