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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.
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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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M-3, Upgraded to B2 (sf); previously on Jun 24, 2014 Upgraded to Caa1 (sf)
A-1B, Upgraded to Aa2 (sf); previously on Dec 28, 2010 Upgraded to A1 (sf)
A-5, Upgraded to Caa3 (sf); previously on Dec 28, 2010 Upgraded to Ca (sf)
A4, Upgraded to Baa1 (sf); previously on Apr 6, 2015 Upgraded to Ba1 (sf)
A1, Upgraded to Ba1 (sf); previously on Jan 29, 2016 Upgraded to Ba2 (sf)
IIIA-2, Upgraded to Baa1 (sf); previously on Jun 29, 2012 Confirmed at Baa3 (sf)
According to notification 12 primary, middle and high schools of Tehsil Murree have been upgraded and 11 primary, Middle and high schools of Kotli Sattian have been upgraded.
The Mepco upgraded 24 transformers from 10 KV to 25 KV, 15 from 15 KV to 25 KV, 85 from 25 KV to 50 KV, 98 from 50 KV to 100 KV, 68 from 100 KV to 200 KV and also upgraded two transformers of 25 KVA, six of 50 KVA, 31 of 100 KVA and six of 200 KV during July 2018 to February 2019.
Class B2: Upgraded to 'AAA(EXP)sf' from 'AA+(EXP)sf'; Outlook Stable
When Apple announced the Apple TV 4K, the tech giant upgraded previous iTunes purchases to 4K UHD streaming.
The Primus Elite cockpit upgrade improves safety and comfort for pilots by providing more situational awareness through enhanced flight-control monitoring and with an upgraded graphical user interface that displays information in pilots' primary field of vision, helping them make inflight decisions more quickly.
| Alaw Primary - repairs and upgraded classrooms, PS100,000.
JP Morgan upgraded Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) from Neutral to Overweight.
Since introducing the upgrade, several Colordyne customers have incorporated it into their existing 2600 Series systems: Diversified Labeling Solutions of Itasca, IL; Process Label Systems of Minneapolis, MN; and Shelton Turnbull, based in Eugene, OR.; have all upgraded their print engines to utilize the new Aspen Memjet engine.