on the up and up

be on the up and up

1. To be increasingly successful. I'm investing in that company because it's on the up and up these days.
2. To be honest and respectable. If your behavior isn't on the up and up, no one here will trust you.
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(strictly) on the up-and-up

honest; fair and straight. Do you think that the mayor is on the up-and-up? Yes, the mayor is strictly on the up-and-up.
See also: on

on the up-and-up

legitimate; open and aboveboard. Is this deal on the up-and-up? What's the catch? Everything I do is on the up-and-up. I am totally honest.
See also: on

on the up-and-up

Open and honest, as in Dad has always been on the up-and-up with them. The precise allusion in this term is unknown. [Colloquial; c. 1860]
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on the up and up

AMERICAN
If a person or an activity is on the up and up it is honest or legal. We'd like to know where the money came from. It may have been on the up-and-up. I'm an old man and I'm a pretty good judge of men. If you're honest and on the up and up, I'll be able to tell it.
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on the up and up

1 steadily improving. informal 2 honest or sincere. informal, chiefly North American
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on the ˌup and ˈup

(informal)
1 (British English) getting better, becoming more successful, etc: Her health is on the up and up. Soon she’ll be out of hospital.Business is on the up and up.
2 (American English) honest: Before we give him the job, are you sure he’s on the up and up?
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on the up-and-up

mod. legitimate; open and aboveboard. Everything I do is on the up-and-up. I am totally honest.
See also: on