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onward and upward

1. Becoming increasingly successful; continuing to advance or make progress. After the immense success of his first book, it was all onward and upward for John's writing career.
2. Improving to a brighter, happier future, especially after some misfortune or unpleasant incident. I know you're really disappointed with your result on the midterm, but hey, it's onward and upward from here!
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onwards and upwards

1. Becoming increasingly successful; continuing to advance or make progress. After the immense success of his first book, it was all onwards and upwards for John's writing career from there.
2. Improving to a brighter, happier future, especially after some misfortune or unpleasant incident. I know you're really disappointed with your result on the midterm, but hey, it's onwards and upwards from here!
See also: and, onward, upward

upward(s) of

Even more than; exceeding. Usually used after an already large number or sum. It is estimated that upwards of one million people arrived to watch the inauguration of the new president They're saying it could cost upward of $3,000 to have it repaired.
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upwards of

Also, upward of. More than, in excess of, as in Upwards of 30,000 spectators filled the ballpark. [c. 1600]
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upward

/upwards of
More than; in excess of: "the onslaught of upwards of seventy divisions" (Winston S. Churchill).

onward and upward

Striving to advance and improve. This mid-nineteenth-century rallying cry was invoked by, among others, Frances Anne Kemble (1809–93) in her Lines addressed to the Young Gentlemen leaving the Lenox Academy, Massachusetts: “Fail not for sorrow, falter not for sin, but onward, upward, till the goal ye win.” Today it is sometimes used ironically, as in the New Yorker magazine’s title for comments on unwittingly amusing news: “Onward and Upward with the Arts.”
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He said as per notification issued by the federal government, the new rates for Defence Savings Certificate, Special Saving Certificate, Regular Income Certificate, Savings Accounts, Shuhada Family Welfare Account have been revised upward at an average of 12.47 percent, 11.40 percent, 12 percent, 8.5 percent,14.28 percent respectively.
He said as per notification issued by the federal government, the new rates for Defense Savings Certificate, Special Saving Certificate, Regular Income Certificate, Savings Accounts, Shuhada Family Welfare account have been revised upward at an average of 12.47 percent, 11.40 percent, 12 percent, 8.5 percent,14.28 percent respectively.
The RLC Upward Bound program is a federally funded college preparatory program designed to provide academic support, personal and career counseling, and cultural and social enrichment to high school participants who have the academic ability to be successful in college.
The TRIO Veterans Upward Bound grant is so important to supporting the college aspirations of veterans across Maine, said Dr.
[1] Comparisons of children's and parents' incomes show that Black Americans and American Indians are not experiencing upward mobility across generations and are more likely to experience downward mobility than are Hispanic, White, and Asian Americans.
In Section 6, the text reading "But the upward motion was much stronger over 30[degrees]N than over 20[degrees]N and much weaker over IP" should be corrected to "But the upward motion was much stronger over 20[degrees]N than over 30[degrees]N and much weaker over IP."
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The ultimate goal of the Upward Bound program is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.
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