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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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The results show that when examining social mobility between generations, Nazi members advanced further than non-members due to the fact that people joining the organisations were already 'upwardly mobile' individuals, rather than acquiring higher-status positions as a direct reward of joining.
Azerbaijan is anticipated to grow an upwardly revised 1.8 percent this year and 3.8 percent next year, mainly in response to fiscal stimulus measures supported by higher oil prices.
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 Conference Board, an industry group, said its index of consumer attitudes rose to 90.9 from a upwardly revised 86.4 the month before.
"What sets the company apart from other interior design firms is its commitment to knowing the needs, style and interests of the upwardly mobile male demographic and how they differ from the traditionally effeminate tastes of today's interior designers," said Zachos.
The balance of demand deposits, a component with high liquidity, rose 5.5 percent to 450.3 trillion yen compared with an upwardly revised 450.5 trillion yen in December.
BOSTON: Most upwardly mobile managers know that an empowered team helps their performance, but a compulsion to control their own fate can cloud that awareness, says Harvard Business Review.
Building permits increased by 11.2 percent to an annual rate of 594,000, compared with upwardly revised 534,000 in the previous month and against economists' estimation of 540,000.
The upwardly adjusted offer values the US company at USD10 per share, equal to the price proposed by Danish hearing aid and headset manufacturer GN Store Nord (CPH:GN) at end-September, a few days after the announced agreement between William Demant and Otix Global.
The index, which encompasses four components consisting of tax burden, initial unemployment claims, real wages and real home prices, declined 4.45% following an upwardly revised increase of 4.63% in June.
The European Commission said its economic sentiment indicator for the 16-nation currency area rose to 101.3 in July, a 28-month high, from an upwardly revised 99.0 in June.
This year's Chelsea gold medal-winning Upwardly Mobile Garden got me thinking about how people who invest in their front garden can take many of the plants with them if they move, either by planting them in large containers or propagating them.
This year's Chelsea gold medalwinning Upwardly Mobile Garden got me thinking about how people who invest in their front garden can take many of the plants with them if they move, either by planting them in large containers or propagating them.
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.
MOBILE: The Chelsea gold medal-winning Upwardly Mobile Garden shows examples of plants in large pots that you can take with you when you move