on the up(redirected from be on the up)
on the up
Making progress; increasingly successful. Your career is definitely on the up now that you've gotten that big promotion. As a team, we're certainly on the up—we've already won more games this year than we did all of last year.
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on the upBRITISH
COMMON If someone or something is on the up, they are becoming very successful and doing well. Their economy is on the up. Last year wasn't great but things are on the up now. Note: You can also say that someone or something is on the up and up. Their career path has flattened out slightly rather than still being on the up and up.
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