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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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Onward Christian Soldiers was written for children by the Rev Baring-Gould shortly after he was ordained at the age of 30 in 1864.
For despite the strong physical referents of Adams' introduction of the nervous breakdown concept, most writers from the 1920s onward were at pains to note that nerves did not literally snap; the breakdown, though real, was not physiological.
Those possessing air bookings peruse the itineray of their onward journey with joyful anticipation, while their companions are utterly preoccupied with the day's menus and the lists of amusements and amenities provided to satisfy their daily interests.
600 billion to add 25 mmcfd (millions cubic feet per day) of gas to the company's system for onward transmission to Quetta.
Collier selected the area surrounding the Onward Store, which is now home to some of Mississippi's most significant wildlife management areas, including the Delta National Forest, Twin Oaks Wildlife Management Area, and thousands of acres of private hunting lands.
From 2014 onward, growth is forecast to pick up substantially, averaging 4.
Germany tried this with their hub and spoke airports but found that people did not want to change their mode of transport for onward journeys.
Summary: India's Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday submitted answered to Pakistan's questions on Mumbai attack investigations to the central Foreign Ministry for onward transmission.
pounds 35,000 off: 19 Millfield Road has a beautiful setting, offers lots of space and has no onward chain.
Five-times-weekly onward service to Los Angeles will operate six-times-weekly.
Django Reinhardt and the Illustrated History of Gypsy Jazz traces the style's evolution and the career of the man who embodied it through the horrors of World War II, when the Nazis severely persecuted the Gypsies in Europe, and onward to Gypsy Jazz's rhythm-and-blues legacy for the modern day.
With around half of Lufthansa passengers from Birmingham transferring to onward connections through the airline's hubs in Germany the new figures also show that Delhi has taken over as the number one for Birmingham passengers.
Back in Qatar, Sadler joined the USCENTCOM J4 staff to work mission analysis of surface deployment and onward movement of U.
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