on the rise

idiom

1
: increasing in amount, number, level, etc.
Prices are on the rise again.
The water level in the lake is on the rise.
2
: becoming more successful, popular, etc.
an actress whose career is on the rise

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“On the rise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20rise. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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