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onward and upward

1. Becoming increasingly successful; continuing to advance or make progress. After the immense success of his first book, it was all onward and upward for John's writing career.
2. Improving to a brighter, happier future, especially after some misfortune or unpleasant incident. I know you're really disappointed with your result on the midterm, but hey, it's onward and upward from here!
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onwards and upwards

1. Becoming increasingly successful; continuing to advance or make progress. After the immense success of his first book, it was all onwards and upwards for John's writing career from there.
2. Improving to a brighter, happier future, especially after some misfortune or unpleasant incident. I know you're really disappointed with your result on the midterm, but hey, it's onwards and upwards from here!
See also: and, onward, upward

upwards of

Also, upward of. More than, in excess of, as in Upwards of 30,000 spectators filled the ballpark. [c. 1600]
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upward

/upwards of
More than; in excess of: "the onslaught of upwards of seventy divisions" (Winston S. Churchill).
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Tarun Tahiliani's tunics are available for Rs 4,000 to Rs 12,000 that were originally priced upwards of Rs 8,000.
As the tie expands it can only push the wall upwards because the ground is good at resisting downward pressure.
The two heroes climbed steadily upwards, Until they finally reached the peak, Both men feeling totally exhausted, Too overcome with emotion to speak.
Five years into this decade, average rents have almost doubled again, hovering around $100 per square foot, with some tenants paying upwards of $150 per square foot.
Edinburgh-based David Booth, a senior seismologist with the British Geological Survey, said: 'It appears Monday's quake caused a downward movement of the earth rather than the upwards jolt of the Boxing Day quake.
The base financing rate (BFR) of Maybank Islamic Berhad will similarly be revised upwards by 25 basis points to 6.
You can choose between a colourful choktse and one with natural polish, priced upwards of Rs 2,500.
It includes spiral caterpillar slides, timber suspension bridges, cargo netting for scaling, viewing platforms and steep crawls upwards right into the Conkers' roof and a tube to the outside at the top of the building.
The luxury property will include one triplex apartment with a private garden and six duplex apartments priced upwards of $2,000 a foot.
THE minimum Flat rating in Ireland next season will be increased from 25 to 33 for four-year-olds and upwards, to 37 for three-year-olds and to 40 for two-year-olds, writes Michael Clower.
Visitors then turn through an acute angle to either descend a ramp (with its abstract ceremonial feeling) or take a shortcut upwards via an exposed staircase to the cafe and store.
Data reported to the state from 1997-2006 reflect that there are random variations in cigarette nicotine yields, both upwards and downwards, and that variations are not consistent in either direction across reporting years.
It has been a difficult period with eight losses but it is onwards and upwards after beating France.
Retailers in particular feel they get a bad deal because most leases include clauses that mean rents can only move upwards ( even in a recession when rents fall, an upwards-only rent review prevents rents from falling; they just remain the same.
The synergy between luxury properties in Palm Beach and Manhattan continues to surge upwards.