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Idioms

up-and-coming

This page is about the idiom 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

a. retired from the game

b. become regular players in the team

c. come up and gone

Idiom of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey