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trade up

To exchange something smaller or less expensive for something larger or more expensive. We just had our second child, so we are trading up to a larger car. After the promotion, Janet decided to trade up to a bigger house.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

trade up (to something)

to exchange a lower-level product for a specific higher-level product. I would like to trade up to a more luxurious model. I would like to trade up.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

trade up

see under trade down.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

trade up

v.
To trade something for something else of greater value or price: The value of our house soared, which allowed us to trade up to a larger place.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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