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social climber

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsocial climberˌsocial ˈclimber noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 CLASS IN SOCIETYsomeone who tries to get accepted into a higher social class by becoming friendly with people who belong to that class – used to show disapproval
Examples from the Corpus
social climberHe's got to be the biggest social climber of all time.
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