Definition of on the rise in English:

on the rise

phrase

  • 1Becoming greater or more numerous; increasing.

    ‘prices were on the rise’
    • ‘Right-wing extremism in Europe has been on the rise since the 1980s.’
    • ‘Writing about design across the design disciplines is on the rise, but graphic design writing is not keeping pace.’
    • ‘Unemployment was on the rise and purchasing power had slumped.’
    • ‘I agree that this craze is on the rise, but it evoked a bigger issue for me.’
    • ‘Many experts also feel that illiteracy is on the rise in America.’
    • ‘While the keenest consumers continue to spend, personal bankruptcies are on the rise, and the number of people below the poverty line has increased by 11%.’
    • ‘From natural gas and propane to heating oil and gasoline, prices are on the rise.’
    • ‘The variety, frequency and complexity of attacks used against corporations are also on the rise.’
    • ‘Now it's milk and dairy prices that are on the rise.’
    • ‘There's no good count of such wine groups or their membership, but people in the industry believe these gatherings - akin to book clubs - are on the rise.’
    1. 1.1 Becoming more successful.
      ‘young stars on the rise’
      • ‘Katalyn and Greg were one of the best young teams on the rise.’
      • ‘Padre Amaro is a young priest on the rise.’
      • ‘He is a young tenor on the rise and he shines on these discs.’
      • ‘Alice is an artist whose star is very much on the rise.’
      • ‘The star of his young assistant was definitely on the rise.’
      • ‘The truth is that he was a much better actor than he is often given credit for, and his star was on the rise prior to World War II.’
      • ‘The picture begins in London, where Kaisa, a corporate lawyer on the rise, is in her apartment.’
      • ‘Morris's career was on the rise with her success in this latest film.’
      • ‘Katy, a young star on the rise, wandered into Nathan's life when they met on the set of the hit TV show.’
      • ‘With Lynn's star once again on the rise, she's the perfect candidate for DVD treatment.’