Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Showing signs of advancement and ambitious development.

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  • adjective idiomatic emerging; aspiring; improving; beginning to attract attention or critical acclaim

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  • adjective working hard to promote an enterprise

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Examples

  • But then I started hearing about Traverse City, dubbed an "up-and-coming foodie spot," way up on the mitten on Lake Michigan.

    Anna Watson Carl: Eating Traverse City: Part I

  • But then I started hearing about Traverse City, dubbed an "up-and-coming foodie spot," way up on the mitten on Lake Michigan.

    Anna Watson Carl: Eating Traverse City: Part I

  • 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.

    Mark C. Miller: Comedy Camp Boosts Kid Comedians' Self-Esteem

  • 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.

    I.O.U.

  • 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.

    Mark C. Miller: Comedy Camp Boosts Kid Comedians' Self-Esteem

  • 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.

    Mark C. Miller: Comedy Camp Boosts Kid Comedians' Self-Esteem

  • 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.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • In the Conference Finals, the up-and-coming New York Knicks were supposed to walk all over their ancient rivals.

    One Season

  • Here they are, the up-and-coming team of Rytlock Brimstone, Caithe of the sylvari, and Logan Thackeray.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • 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.

    Mark C. Miller: Comedy Camp Boosts Kid Comedians' Self-Esteem

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