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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.
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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.
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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.
See also: to, upgrade
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
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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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

on the upgrade

improving or progressing.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

on the upgrade

Improving or progressing.
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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.
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For more see virginatlantic.com/VirginAtlantic/CreditCard Giselle Garcia's reaction to earning a Virgin Atlantic upgrade Jane and Steven Williamson find out they are getting a free Virgin Atlantic upgrade
and boxed versions of the upgrades would sell for the same price.
Computerworld ran into the same message when it tried to purchase the Windows 8 Pro upgrade from a virtual machine (VM) running an evaluation copy of Windows 8 Enterprise.
Resource shortage issues during the implementation of an aircraft fleet upgrade program and uncertainty of their availability are, indisputably, topical.
Popular upgrades include paint, hardwood floors, tiled floors, stainless steel appliances and upgraded light fixtures, just to name a few.
Purchasers choosing any Fujitsu system running either Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Business operating system -- be it an ESPRIMO PC, an AMILO PC or an AMILO, ESPRIMO or LIFEBOOK notebook model -- will receive a Windows 7 Upgrade voucher that can be redeemed from the time of the Windows 7 launch until the end of January 2010.
The amount of special upgrade points required for an upgrade ranges between 25,000 and 40,000, dependent upon the destination of the flight.
In the New York area, lighting upgrades generally have a payback period of less than one year.
Current industry issues also signaled the need for an upgrade at Cherry City Metals.
You can also change the press solids number to simulate a press section upgrade and determine what the new production rate might be.
Dataram has announced the immediate availability of 16GB memory upgrades for Hewlett-Packard's HP 9000 rp3400 and rp4400 series servers.
The opportunity is to upgrade the most important part of our industry--the people.
Simpson also smiles when he describes how decisions were made to decorate the rooms and upgrade the dinning and bar areas.
When selecting a turbine for an on-campus power production facility, take into consideration how difficult or easy it will be to upgrade the unit.
The answer depends in part on your long-term plans, in part on your customers, and in part on how easy your system is to upgrade. Here are some guideposts.