arriviste


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upstart

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a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class

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A series of emails have garnered not a single response, so 'Ya, boo, hiss' to the vulgar arriviste Top 14 wannabes and Go Sharks!
Claiming it as a piece of nearly folkloric local history, the two sons have passed the table on for a pittance to antique dealer Inga (Helen Ryan) who, in turn, got a whopping 2,500 [pounds sterling] for the same item from arriviste couple Lol (John Branwell) and Esther (Christine Moore).
Neither quite as venerable as the thirteenth-century University College, nor a nineteenth-century arriviste, St John's was founded in 1555 and dedicated to the eponymous St John the Baptist, whose statue, by Eric Gill, still stands in the inner wall of the gate.
However, Katja is beginning to doubt his commitment to her, and his boss is her brother, Klaus (Stephan Kampwirth), who reckons he's a cocky arriviste.
It's Swift's great achievement as Laurence, the luckless arriviste, that one can see at once what has driven Beverly to regard him as beneath contempt--and yet, cherishable, too.
The aura of the 'arriviste' lingers around the Blairs like an unpleasant odour.
In broadcasting circles, the Vivendi chief is still regarded as something of an arriviste while the larger-than-life Lescure -- Man of the Year at Mipcom two years ago -- is a greatly admired member of the clan.
Appraising her as a worthy candidate, equally arriviste black eunuch Nadir (Alex Descas) forms an alliance with Safiye.
Square-jawed and determined, the earnest and honest Natalie Toro deftly and realistically captures the arriviste Eva Duarte's barely concealed proletariat identity, and the actress sings this difficult part with perfect pitch and often thrilling vibrancy.
His unstable mum having killed herself and dad (Stephen Rea) a violent drunken loser, young misfit Francie (Eamonn Owens) retreats into cowboys and comics escapism and takes his troubles out on shrill arriviste neighbour Mrs Nugent (Fiona Shaw) and her nerdy son.
And I'm not just some ill-informed arriviste who's only joined the fold since De Palma scored big with The Untouchables and Mission: Impossible.
Volchek's staging avoids both villains (even the arriviste landowner is sympathetic) and melodrama, instead highlighting the play's finde-siecle poignancy.
This trio from the very rock 'n' roll town of Teignmouth in Devon (more tea, vicar?) have been unfairly tagged as arriviste Radiohead.
You see, there's nothing the Establishment hates more than an arriviste who has made his own money (instead of inheriting it like them), and Jeffrey Archer realised long ago that he hadn't been born into the right sort of family background.
He described his family as "very normal." However, when it comes to Christmas lunch, unlike most families they don't share "Victorian arriviste turkey." Instead, they opt for a more traditional choice of meat - beef.