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Related to looking up: Things Are Looking Up

looking up

getting better or improving Things are certainly looking up now that the tourists are coming back.
Usage notes: often used humorously in the phrase things are looking up when a situation is not good: Well, we're out of food but at least we've got a bottle of wine – things are looking up!
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References in classic literature ?
At first I was startled by so abrupt a departure, and almost feared I had displeased her; but when I looked into the street, and saw how dejectedly she got into the chaise, and drove away without looking up, I understood her better and did not do her that injustice.
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