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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And it almost feels overdue to have Courtney Henry in the group; is there anyplace for an up-and-comer to go after being elected to the Arkansas Supreme Court?
Linda Trotta, winemaker at Up-and-Comer Gundlach-Bundschu, makes a startling array of Sonoma Valley wines from the family's Rhinefarm property (which is technically in Vineburg, not actually part of Carneros), including zinfandel and gewurztraminer.
This tiny appellation (barely 1,200 acres) is cool enough to be home to Roederer Estate, one of the state's top sparkling wine producers, and home as well to great chardonnay and pinot noir makers such as our Star Winery, Navarro Vineyards, and Up-and-Comer Handley Cellars.
The young up-and-comer would have been told--or made--to wait his turn while the more experienced men fought to claim their right to the district.
When veterans are cast aside to make room for the young up-and-comer, it's supposed to work one way or the other.
Velvet Goldmine showers sequins, spandex, and furs on a cast led by next year's Star Wars star Ewan McGregor as the idlike Iggy Pop figure, Toni Collette (Muriel's Wedding) as the discarded wife, and Irish up-and-comer Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the pansexual Bowie-like superstar.
Slender slice of life about a hectic week in the life of a depressed indie rock up-and-comer ultimately delivers some emotional heft, but provides a considerable hurdle to viewer engagement in making the central protagonist such a sulky, bitter pill to be around.
Before Rhymefest blew in from the Windy City to collect a songwriting Grammy for Kanye West's ``Jesus Walks,'' the up-and-comer (born Che Smith) got by doing odd jobs.
To skip, however, would be to miss the arrival of promising new helmer Elgin James and gifted up-and-comer Juno Temple.
Joining the Hollywood Bowl bill is a sparkling lineup bringing together such disparate forces as youthful up-and-comer Jamie Cullum, the post-bebop Golden Striker Trio, thrilling Senegalese singer Baaba Maal, straight-ahead jazz saxist Benny Golson and rousing crowd-pleasers Ozomatli.
Likable if confused Sam (Bret Harrison), more successful than his pals, is an up-and-comer at a struggling airline whose executives (Philip Baker Hall, Mimi Rogers) are generic nutcases.
If we call 'em holiday trees,'' some up-and-comer sales assistant posited, ``we'll expand our target market.
Only up-and-comer Emilia Fox, who recently starred in Roman Polanski's "The Pianist," and TV heartthrob Simon Shepherd are likely to go elsewhere.