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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

press onward

To continue or try to do something with determination, especially when facing hardships or setbacks. It was discouraging to learn that our budget had been cut, but we pressed onward in the hopes of recovering our investment costs. We have to press onward. We've come too far to turn back now!
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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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Negotiations went on between the farmers and the mills ' deputy director and it was concluded that the mills would clear outstanding dues of farmers at Rs450 but from now onward, the sugarcane would be purchased at Rs400 per quintal.
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The new premium transfer service will enable us to identify customers who are at risk of missing their onward flight, and proactively arrange to collect them by car, whisking them directly to their next flight.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Sep 2 (ANI): Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi Anil Baijal on Friday directed that no garbage should be dumped at Ghazipur landfill site and to use Bhalswa from now onward.
"This grant will specifically focus on members of the guard, reservists and their families so it complements the transition support we offer other members of the military and veterans with programs like 'Onward to Opportunity.' CASY is a leader in this area and we're very happy to be working with them."
Hillary Clinton launched her new political venture Monday named "Onward Together," a political action committee (PAC) that would be aimed at funding "resistance" groups that oppose President Donald Trump's policies.
Bloom performed the premieres of two works written for the ensemble: Onward, Onward, Speeding Slowly by Adrian Childs (University of Georgia), and Dividend by Beth Wiemann (University of Maine), together with Soliloquy III by Elliott Schwartz (2015 for Bloom), Play of Light by Richard Nelson (2010 for Bloom and Rupert), and Kleemation (2003) by Elizabeth Vercoe.
'The amount was paid to the province from the financial year 2012-013 to 2015-16 (April 30, 2016) for onward distribution among the oil and gas producing districts,' they told reporter.
LAHORE -- Pakistan Muslim League (PML) senior central leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Ch Parvez Elahi has condoled demise of great social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi and said that his mission should keep moving onward, all governments should help Edhi Foundation in this regard.