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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

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).
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When the researchers looked to see if discrimination could help to explain racial differences and disparities in self-rated health scores among upwardly mobile young adults, they found that discrimination appears to be closely connected to poor health for black study participants.
The Upwardly Mobile Garden featured a cornus Venus, a flowering dogwood with good drought tolerance and a high resistance to diseases, in a large container.
The theme of the Upwardly Mobile Garden was to demonstrate how easy it is to create a garden and take components of it, such as planted containers, with When you when you move home.
In her characteristically wicked and trenchant way, feminist satirist Weldon takes aim at today's marriage and childrearing practices among the upwardly mobile.
A smaller, more aggressively styled version of its larger brother, the Sport ably makes the Range Rover case to a younger, adventure-inclined, metro-living, upwardly mobile crowd,
Following these results, the group is upwardly revising its revenue growth target which, at constant rates and perimeter (on a like-for-like basis), should approach ten percent for the whole of 2006," Capgemini said in a statement.
In the November PloS Biology, Burmeister shows that the color and behavior of an upwardly mobile fish can change within minutes, reflecting his new status.
159 million units in January from an upwardly revised 2.
For example, a couple of years ago an upwardly mobile buyer might not have been so picky about spending $400,000 on a 2,000-square-foot, 20- year-old house.
The US Energy Information Administration on April 8 upwardly revised its forecast for world oil demand during the current second quarter and forecast demand also would surge in the third quarter.
But like many an upwardly mobile immigrant or member of a minority group, she feels ambivalent about the costs of her academic success, which has made her and others like her aliens in their own families.
Some upwardly mobile blacks prefer their old neighborhoods
Niedermayr photographs from such a distance that the people consuming these sites never become individuals, remaining instead anonymous upwardly mobile integers who mill about aimlessly observing this occupied territory, subjugating a culturally privileged destination.
If you're a Young Upwardly Mobile Professional (Yuppie), Black Upwardly Mobile Professional (Buppie) or a Jewish-American Princess (JAP), can you really identify with the starving children in the Sudan?
The Kennedys understood upward mobility becausethey were upwardly mobile themselves.