a step up/down


: more/less important, challenging, etc., than something had before
The new job is a step up/down for her.

Examples of a step up/down in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Advertisement Larry decided last month to enter the NCAA transfer portal, eyeing a school closer to home, a step up in competition — and a scholarship. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 May 2024 That’s a step up from an educational hearing, one of which the subcommittee held last March. Steve Berkowitz, USA TODAY, 18 Jan. 2024 That was his break, an opportunity to take a step up from his position as video coordinator. Janie McCauley, USA TODAY, 20 Feb. 2024 However, most eyes were on Cam Thomas taking a step up after flourishing last year in his limited time. Tyler Small, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 Overall, this is a step up from the 200–250-mile range of previous Stellantis cars and puts the e-3008 on par with the Tesla Model Y Long Range as well as Korean competitors. James Morris, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2024 In Richard Roper’s capable hands, the search becomes so much more – a kindling of confidence, a step down new paths. Staff, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 Feb. 2024 The new chipset is designed as a step up from the XR2 Gen 2 in the Meta Quest 3, capable of rendering high-resolution visuals like the ones promised by Apple’s Vision Pro. Allison Johnson, The Verge, 4 Jan. 2024 Moving a step up from individual solar home systems, the World Bank is betting on solar mini-grids as the way to electrify sub-Saharan Africa with renewable sources. Christine Ro, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023

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“A step up/down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20step%20up%2Fdown. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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