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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And it almost feels overdue to have Courtney Henry in the group; is there anyplace for an up-and-comer to go after being elected to the Arkansas Supreme Court?
Linda Trotta, winemaker at Up-and-Comer Gundlach-Bundschu, makes a startling array of Sonoma Valley wines from the family's Rhinefarm property (which is technically in Vineburg, not actually part of Carneros), including zinfandel and gewurztraminer.
This tiny appellation (barely 1,200 acres) is cool enough to be home to Roederer Estate, one of the state's top sparkling wine producers, and home as well to great chardonnay and pinot noir makers such as our Star Winery, Navarro Vineyards, and Up-and-Comer Handley Cellars.
The young up-and-comer would have been told--or made--to wait his turn while the more experienced men fought to claim their right to the district.
Velvet Goldmine showers sequins, spandex, and furs on a cast led by next year's Star Wars star Ewan McGregor as the idlike Iggy Pop figure, Toni Collette (Muriel's Wedding) as the discarded wife, and Irish up-and-comer Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the pansexual Bowie-like superstar.
Slender slice of life about a hectic week in the life of a depressed indie rock up-and-comer ultimately delivers some emotional heft, but provides a considerable hurdle to viewer engagement in making the central protagonist such a sulky, bitter pill to be around.
To skip, however, would be to miss the arrival of promising new helmer Elgin James and gifted up-and-comer Juno Temple.
Only up-and-comer Emilia Fox, who recently starred in Roman Polanski's "The Pianist," and TV heartthrob Simon Shepherd are likely to go elsewhere.