on the up

idiom

chiefly British
: moving toward an improved or better state
After a slow period, sales are on the up.

Examples of on the up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thankfully, all signs point to Kate being on the up and up. Sara Vallone, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 5 Mar. 2024 And now, superheroes are showing wear-and-tear as musical biopics are one of the trends on the up and up. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 19 Feb. 2024 An essay or response by generative AI convinces the user that the answer is on the up and up. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 During the interview, the Bravo star shared how his closet isn’t the only part of his life that’s on the up and up. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 19 Jan. 2024 Our expert contributors nominate the destinations that are on the up right now, because of a flock of hotel openings, perhaps, or murmurings of Michelin arrivals, shiny new museums, or a concerted conservation effort taking root. Condé Nast Traveler, 3 Jan. 2024 Now that stocks and bonds are on the up, those options contracts have fallen out of favor. Eric Wallerstein, WSJ, 3 Nov. 2023 For the past few years, their prices have been on the up. WIRED, 3 Oct. 2023 They’re supposed to be helping people get benefits on the up and up. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 1 Sep. 2023

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'on the up.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near on the up

Cite this Entry

“On the up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20up. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!