- an upper dental plate.
- an upper tooth.
British Dictionary definitions for on one's uppers
Science definitions for on one's uppers
Idioms and Phrases with on one's uppers (1 of 2)
on one's uppers
Poor, in reduced circumstances, as in as in The Smiths try to hide the fact that they're on their uppers. First recorded in 1886, this metaphoric term alludes to having worn out the soles of one's shoes so badly that only the top portions remain.
Idioms and Phrases with on one's uppers (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with upper
- upper crust
- upper hand
- upper story
- keep a stiff upper lip
- on one's uppers