onwards and upwards

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
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