rags to riches
Meaning: If you go from rags to riches, you start out very poor and you become very rich.
- My grandfather went from rags to riches when his dishwashing liquid became very popular. He started out making it at home, but in less than a year he had his own factory.
- Most of these young guys in professional basketball came from poor neighbourhoods and they all have the same rags-to-riches story.
This girl I knew in high school has had an unusual life. She went from rags to riches after she