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up-and-coming

Meaning: If someone's up-and-coming, they show signs of being successful in their profession.

For example:

  • The competition brings together many of the up-and-coming young designers in the world of fashion.

  • We pay high salaries in order to attract the best up-and-coming executives from the top universities.

Quick Quiz:

Manchester United has some of the best up-and-coming players in the game. In a year or two, most of them should have
  1. retired from the game
  2. become regular players in the team
  3. come up and gone

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