[ uhp-uh n-kuhm-ing ]
/ ˈʌp ənˈkʌm ɪŋ /
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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In June 2008, David Letterman invited Pratt to sit on his couch, a milestone any up-and-comer would relish.
British Dictionary definitions for up-and-comer (1 of 2)
informal someone who shows promise in a particular field and appears likely to be successful
British Dictionary definitions for up-and-comer (2 of 2)
promising continued or future success; enterprising
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