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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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onward and upward

Striving to advance and improve. This mid-nineteenth-century rallying cry was invoked by, among others, Frances Anne Kemble (1809–93) in her Lines addressed to the Young Gentlemen leaving the Lenox Academy, Massachusetts: “Fail not for sorrow, falter not for sin, but onward, upward, till the goal ye win.” Today it is sometimes used ironically, as in the New Yorker magazine’s title for comments on unwittingly amusing news: “Onward and Upward with the Arts.”
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In a statement, DOST-PCIEERD expressed its gratitude for the "unanimous vote that will bring the country onward and upward into the realm of space technology and applications".
He says that Onward and Upward is a college preparatory program for high school students that addresses the college application process and financial aid so that students can make well-informed choices.
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So Eileen has to fulfill her ambitions by encouraging (and failing) to push Ed ever onward and upward. Then she has to transfer these aspirations to her son, whom she pretentiously names Connell.
Her one book, Onward and Upward in the Garden (New York Review Books Classics, $17.95, 392 pages, ISBN 9781590178508), was not published until two years after her death in 1977, and is edited and introduced by her husband.
I've got good relationships with everybody involved at Langtree Park from the chairman down and like me, everybody is totally committed to driving standards onward and upward.
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Our advice: Stay in school, gain additional skills, and work your way onward and upward.
"Our performance at Newton was a huge tonic, with numerous players chipping in something special right through the game, so now we need to build on that and push onward and upward."
- WelshOzi [bar] Now his injuries have been properly treated, and head is "on" I hope it's onward and upward for him and Wales.
"With any luck, we'll be able to change human life in the same direction: onward and upward!"
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If the trail seems faint at times in the meadow foliage, just keep going onward and upward. The trail's four switchbacks are so clear they're hard to miss.
Fred Pritchard, chairman and chief executive of Pritchard Group plc - whose company motto is Onward and Upward - believes the solution to rising unemployment is to promote entrepreneurialism and help the ambitious start up on their own.