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up-and-coming

[uhp-uh n-kuhm-ing] /ˈʌp ənˈkʌm ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
likely to succeed; bright and industrious:
an up-and-coming young executive.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism
Related forms
up-and-comer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for up-and-comer

up-and-comer

noun
1.
(informal) someone who shows promise in a particular field and appears likely to be successful

up-and-coming

adjective
1.
promising continued or future success; enterprising
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Slang definitions & phrases for up-and-comer

up-and-coming

adjective

Promising and energetic: I gathered a few up-and-coming young writers for my staff (1848+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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