up-and-coming

[ uhp-uh n-kuhm-ing ]
/ ˈʌp ənˈkʌm ɪŋ /

adjective

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

OTHER WORDS FROM up-and-coming

up-and-com·er, noun
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up-and-coming

adjective

promising continued or future success; enterprising
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