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up-and-coming

[uhp-uh n-kuhm-ing]
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adjective
  1. likely to succeed; bright and industrious: an up-and-coming young executive.
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Origin of up-and-coming

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
Related formsup-and-com·er, noun
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up-and-comer

noun
  1. informal someone who shows promise in a particular field and appears likely to be successful
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up-and-coming

adjective
  1. promising continued or future success; enterprising
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