up-and-comer

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up-and-comer

Someone who displays signs of or potential for ambitious development, advancement, and achievement. That new intern we hired certainly is an up-and-comer, don't you think? I wouldn't be surprised if she ended up running this place someday. He might not have won the championship round, but this amateur is definitely an up-and-comer!
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With pensioners' pal Parky out of the picture who else will offer air time to up and comers like Lauren Bacall, Mickey Rooney and Rudolph Valentino?
There are quite a few up and comers as well, including some really young guns.