up–and–coming

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adjective up–and–com·ing \ˌəp-ən(d)-ˈkə-miŋ, ˌəp-əm-\

Definition of up–and–coming

  1. :  gaining prominence and likely to advance or succeed an up–and–coming young actor

up–and–comer

play \ˌəp-ən(d)-ˈkə-mər, ˌəp-əm-\ noun

First Known Use of up–and–coming

1926


UP–AND–COMING Defined for English Language Learners

up-and-coming

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Definition of up–and–coming for English Language Learners

  • : becoming more successful, important, and well known

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