Idiomatic Expression 003

“From rags to riches story” 

  • used to describe a person’s rise from a state of extreme poverty to one of great wealth
  • be very poor in the beginning then later become very rich


  1. He was inspired after reading the  rags-to-riches story of his favorite athlete.
  2. Manny Pacquiao’s life is an example of rags-to-riches story in the Philippines.
  3. His journey has been one of rags to riches, he used to be a street vendor, but now he is the owner of a big Trading company.

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