up-and-coming


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up-and-com·ing

(ŭp′ən-kŭm′ĭng)
adj.
Showing signs of advancement and ambitious development: an up-and-coming executive; an up-and-coming neighborhood.

up′-and-com′er n.

up-and-coming

adj
promising continued or future success; enterprising

up′-and-com′ing



adj.
likely to succeed; bright and industrious: an up-and-coming young executive.
[1840–50, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.up-and-coming - working hard to promote an enterprise
enterprising - marked by imagination, initiative, and readiness to undertake new projects; "an enterprising foreign policy"; "an enterprising young man likely to go far"

up-and-coming

adjective promising, ambitious, go-getting (informal), pushing, eager Phoenix at that time, was an up-and-coming actor.

up-and-coming

adjective
Showing great promise:
Idiom: on the way up.
Translations

up-and-coming

[ˈʌpəndˈkʌmɪŋ] ADJprometedor, con futuro

up-and-coming

adj cityaufstrebend; an up-and-coming actor/starein Schauspieler/Star, der im Kommen ist

up-and-coming

[ˌʌpəndˈkʌmɪŋ] adjpromettente

up

(ap) adverb, adjective
1. to, or at, a higher or better position. Is the elevator going up?; The office is up on the top floor; She looked up at him; The price of coffee is up again.
2. erect. Sit/Stand up; He got up from his chair.
3. out of bed. What time do you get up?; I'll be up all night finishing this work.
4. to the place or person mentioned or understood. A taxi drove up and she got in; He came up (to me) and shook hands.
5. into the presence, or consideration, of a person, group of people etc. He brought up the subject during the conversation.
6. to an increased degree eg of loudness, speed etc. Please turn the radio up a little!; Speak up! I can't hear you
7. used to indicate completeness; throughly or finally. You'll end up in hospital if you don't drive more carefully; Help me wash up the dishes!; I've used up the whole supply of paper; He tore up the letter.
preposition
1. to or at a higher level on. He climbed up the tree.
2. (at a place) along. They walked up the street; Their house is up the road.
3. towards the source of (a river). When do the salmon start swimming up the river?
verbpast tense, past participle upped
to increase (a price etc). They upped the price that they wanted for their house.
ˈupward adjective
going up or directed up. They took the upward path; an upward glance.
ˈupward(s) adverb
(facing) towards a higher place or level. He was lying on the floor face upwards; The path led upwards.
ˌup-and-ˈcoming adjective
(of eg a person starting a career) progressing well. an up-and-coming young doctor.
ˌupˈhill adverb
up a slope. We travelled uphill for several hours.
adjective
1. sloping upwards; ascending. an uphill road.
2. difficult. This will be an uphill struggle.
ˌupˈstairs adverb
on or to an upper floor. His room is upstairs; She went upstairs to her bedroom.
nounplural upˈstairs
the upper floor(s). The ground floor needs painting, but the upstairs is nice; (also adjective) an upstairs sitting room.
upˈstream adverb
towards the upper part or source of a stream, river etc. Salmon swim upstream to lay their eggs.
be up and about
to be out of bed. I've been up and about for hours; Is she up and about again after her accident?
be up to
1. to be busy or occupied with (an activity etc). What is he up to now?
2. to be capable of. He isn't quite up to the job.
3. to reach the standard of. This work isn't up to your best.
4. to be the duty or privilege of. It's up to you to decide; The final choice is up to him.
up to
as far, or as much, as. He counted up to 100; Up to now, the work has been easy.
up to date
1. completed etc up to the present time. Is the catalogue up to date?
2. modern and in touch with the latest ideas. This method is up to date.
References in periodicals archive ?
Showcasing the best up-and-coming Merseyside talent, it was hosted by BBC Radio Merseyside presenter Dave Monks.
It is a great pleasure to welcome Bruno Senna in the team," said Rodriguez de Castro, calling the Brazilian one of the "most promising and up-and-coming drivers of his generation".
Snappily assembled pic first spreads out to follow a clutch of up-and-coming fighters, the standout among them the small, spunky Jill Matthews, as adept with press-conference quips as she is with her fists.