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ไต่เต้า
dtaiL dtaoF
Royal Institute - 1982
ไต่เต้า  /ไต่-เต้า/
[กริยา] ค่อยๆ สร้างฐานะด้วยความมานะพยายาม.

pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiไต่-เต้า
IPAtàj tâw
Royal Thai General Systemtai tao

 [verb, intransitive, phrase, colloquial, idiom]
definition
[use with a career or an organization] to climp up to a higher position

componentsไต่dtaiLto climb; to scale (a mountain); to move up slowly and carefully
เต้า dtaoFto go
related wordใช้เต้าไต่chaiH dtaoF dtaiL[informal idiom literally meaning any woman who] "uses her breasts to climb up the career stairs"—using sex or body to pave the way for her promotion. This is an intended (reversed) pun of ไต่เต้า.
exampleไต่เต้าขึ้นdtaiL dtaoF kheunF[career] to climb up
sample
sentence
คนชั้นกลางอยากไต่เต้าให้สูงขึ้นไป จนกลายเป็นคนชั้นสูง
khohnM chanH glaangM yaakL dtaiL dtaoF haiF suungR kheunF bpaiM johnM glaaiM bpenM khohnM chanH suungR
"Middle class people want to climb up (the economic ladder) until they reach the upper class."

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