up and coming


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up and coming

On a trajectory to become established or successful, especially in a career or as a business. Sometimes hyphenated. She's an up and coming star in the marketing department. I like to catch up-and-coming bands at small venues, before they hit it big.
See also: and, coming, up
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up-and-coming

Fig. enterprising and alert. Jane is a hard workerreally up-and-coming. Bob is also an up-and-coming youngster who is going to become well known.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

up and coming

COMMON An up and coming person is someone who is likely to be successful in the future. The 198 Gallery in Brixton regularly exhibits up and coming artists. Note: This expression is often written up-and-coming. The magazine profiles two up-and-coming Canadian hockey stars.
See also: and, coming, up
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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