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
: toward or at a point lying ahead in space or time : forward
: directed or moving onward : forward
: in a direction from lower to higher
: toward the source (as of a river)
: toward the interior (as of a region)
: directed toward or situated in a higher place or level : ascending
: rising to a higher pitch
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