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on the upgrade
Making progress; increasingly successful. Your career is definitely on the upgrade now that you've gotten that big promotion. As a team, we're certainly on the upgrade—we've already won more games this year than we did all of last year.
upgrade (someone or something) with (something)
To improve someone or something by providing or implementing something that is better quality or more effective. A noun or pronoun is used between "upgrade" and "to." We have upgraded the entire department with a new state-of-the-art computer system. After I got my tax refund, I decided to upgrade my computer with a more powerful processor.
See also: upgrade
upgrade to (something)
1. To acquire or move up to some better thing, position, rank, location, etc. After I got my tax refund, I decided to upgrade to a much better computer. I'm so happy we upgraded to first class—this is such a better way to fly!
2. To move or improve someone or something to a better or higher rank, position, grade, quality, etc. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "upgrade" and "to." We've been upgrading the entire department to a new state-of-the-art security system. Forecasters have upgraded the storm to a level-three alert. We've upgraded you to the penthouse suite to make up for our error.
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upgrade someone or something to something
to raise someone or something to a higher grade or rank. Please upgrade me to first class. They upgraded the terrorist alert status to red.
upgrade to something
to move up to a higher grade or rank. I would like to upgrade to a first-class seat. Please upgrade me to a better room.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
on the upgradeimproving or progressing.
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
on the upgrade
Improving or progressing.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.