onward and upward

Definition of onward and upward

:toward a better condition or higher level
  • He is moving onward and upward in his business career.

Word by Word Definitions

onward play
  1. : toward or at a point lying ahead in space or time : forward

  1. : directed or moving onward : forward

upward play
  1. : in a direction from lower to higher

  2. : toward the source (as of a river)

  3. : toward the interior (as of a region)

  1. : directed toward or situated in a higher place or level : ascending

  2. : rising to a higher pitch


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