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    someone beyond his economic class.

    I want to suggest a boy has fallen in love wit a girl who is from a higher class in terms of money.

    Does this work?

    He has fallen for someone beyond his economic class.

    I know it doesn't work! How do I fix it?

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    Re: someone beyond his economic class.

    He had fallen for a rich girl.

    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: someone beyond his economic class.

    I was going to ask for an idiom or something like that but emsr2d2 might ask for my head on a platter.

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    Re: someone beyond his economic class.

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I was going to ask for an idiom or something like that but emsr2d2 might ask for my head on a platter.
    This time, you're in luck. Try "He's punching above his weight".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: someone beyond his economic class.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    This time, you're in luck. Try "He's punching above his weight".
    Nice.

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    Re: someone beyond his economic class.

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Nice.
    Or: She's out of his league.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: someone beyond his economic class.

    Beyond his pay grade

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    Re: someone beyond his economic class.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Beyond his pay grade
    I thought they say that about a job. "Don't you want to know who did this?" "That is above my pay grade. I'm not part of the investigative team."

    Is it used for people?

    Is this correct and natural?

    "Don't you wanna ask Lisa out?"

    She is above my pay grade. I've heard she has an expensive taste.

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    Re: someone beyond his economic class.

    I think it can be used more widely.

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    Re: someone beyond his economic class.

    He has fallen for someone beyond his economic class.
    How about:

    who earns more than him
    who has a higher earning capacity
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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