come down in the world

come down in the world
разг.
(come (или go) down in the world)
измениться к худшему; опуститься, утратить былое положение, скатиться вниз; захиреть, обветшать; см. тж. come up the world

Like many other families round there, they had come down in the world. (J. B. Priestley, ‘They Walk in the City’, ch. II) — Подобно многим здешним родам, Филдинги под конец пришли в упадок.

He admitted to himself that the district had come down in the world since those days when carriages had spun to the yellow-painted porticoes. (A. J. Cronin, ‘The Citadel’, book IV, ch. 1) — Эндрю пришлось признать, что квартал этот довольно-таки сильно обветшал с тех давних дней, когда к его желтым портикам подкатывали кареты.


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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