from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Showing signs of advancement and ambitious development: an up-and-coming executive; an up-and-coming neighborhood.
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- adj. emerging; aspiring; improving; beginning to attract attention or critical acclaim
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- adj. working hard to promote an enterprise
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But then I started hearing about Traverse City, dubbed an "up-and-coming foodie spot," way up on the mitten on Lake Michigan.
Here they are, the up-and-coming team of Rytlock Brimstone, Caithe of the sylvari, and Logan Thackeray.
It was redesignated the 165th and became part of the 42nd Division with an up-and-coming regular Army major named Douglas MacArthur as its chief of staff.
Not only was he back in New York to deliver his I.O.U. for losing to her yet again, but she had invited him along so he could meet up-and-coming tennis phenom and potential client, Tracy Clemons.
In the Conference Finals, the up-and-coming New York Knicks were supposed to walk all over their ancient rivals.
Every year since 1979, Masada has opened his Hollywood club for Thanksgiving and Christmas, dishing up free dinners to the homeless and up-and-coming artists, as well as providing some much-needed comic relief.
Specifically, the job went to a partnership of legal experience and religion, pairing an up-and-coming Mormon lawyer named Marcus Nash with Thomas Frey, a senior partner in the firm.
Gideon had been the up-and-coming freshman quarterback, and Tillman had been the journeyman fullback.
Still, he may have liked what he saw in the young woman—beauty, intelligence, passion—all qualities appealing to an up-and-coming prince with hopes of producing a son worthy of his throne.
Crist's main challenger in the Senate primary is Rubio, an up-and-coming Latino in Florida's political circles.