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Definition of "up-and-coming" [up-and-coming]

  • Showing signs of advancement and ambitious development: an up-and-coming executive; an up-and-coming neighborhood. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "up-and-coming" in a sentence
  • "But then I started hearing about Traverse City, dubbed an "up-and-coming foodie spot," way up on the mitten on Lake Michigan."
  • "Here they are, the up-and-coming team of Rytlock Brimstone, Caithe of the sylvari, and Logan Thackeray."
  • "It was redesignated the 165th and became part of the 42nd Division with an up-and-coming regular Army major named Douglas MacArthur as its chief of staff."
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