up-and-comer

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up-and-comer

Someone who displays signs of or potential for ambitious development, advancement, and achievement. That new intern we hired certainly is an up-and-comer, don't you think? I wouldn't be surprised if she ended up running this place someday. He might not have won the championship round, but this amateur is definitely an up-and-comer!
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Kilkie, as expected, stole the show with a blinding stint, although honourable mention has to go to up and comer Andy King - no wonder they've booked him for the big Xmas Rhumba.
With pensioners' pal Parky out of the picture who else will offer air time to up and comers like Lauren Bacall, Mickey Rooney and Rudolph Valentino?
There are quite a few up and comers as well, including some really young guns.