Phrasal Verb: Trade up

Trade up

Meaning: Buy larger or more expensive items

Example: British wine drinkers have TRADED UP over the last few years from cheap plonk to expensive wines.

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Trade up

Meaning: Leave your wife or husband and marry someone better looking, richer, etc

Example: She supported him for years while he was struggling, but when he hit the big time he left her and TRADED UP.

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