Definition of up-and-coming in English:



  • (of a person beginning a particular activity or occupation) making good progress and likely to become successful.

    ‘up-and-coming young players’
    • ‘This may sound a bit ignorant, but I really don't know a lot of the up-and-coming players.’
    • ‘This new competition focuses on up-and-coming talented young players in the brass band world.’
    • ‘The North-west playwrights showcase will then feature two plays by up-and-coming North-West writers.’
    • ‘The only thing I haven't mentioned yet is the talent of the up-and-coming hockey legends.’
    • ‘He is another of the young, gifted and up-and-coming breed of goalkeepers who has been tipped for international honours.’
    • ‘He continues to bang the drum loudly for both established and up-and-coming Canadian roots musicians.’
    • ‘There have been a lot of changes, an investment in young up-and-coming players with new coaches and a new framework.’
    • ‘He currently is a referee assessor and acts as a mentor for up-and-coming young referees in Hampshire.’
    • ‘People ask me who is the next up-and-coming player coming through the pro ranks, but I don't see anyone.’
    • ‘Due to a lack of available senior players, we had the opportunity to give valuable experience to more young up-and-coming talent.’
    • ‘Two up-and-coming young girl bands took to the stage to headline the event, part of a national day of action.’
    • ‘Over two hundred people attended including many up-and-coming young handballers.’
    • ‘This series follows the hungry, up-and-coming estate agents at one of Britain's most successful companies.’
    • ‘Dedication to these values is the reason the kids are going ga-ga over this up-and-coming young combo.’
    • ‘He regards himself as a ‘top manager’, not just another up-and-coming young coach.’
    • ‘We had some good, experienced players surrounded by some up-and-coming youngsters.’
    • ‘And it could be a good move if the success of the last up-and-coming star to perform there is anything to go by.’
    • ‘His name was Tim and he was an up-and-coming young principal with good looks and charm.’
    • ‘The brewery is in an up-and-coming city centre location, increasingly valuable as Edinburgh property rates soar.’
    • ‘He had a reputation as an up-and-coming talent at the time and I was supposed to be marking him in midfield.’
    promising, budding, rising, coming, on the up and up, in the making, with potential, likely to succeed
    talented, gifted, able, apt
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/ˈˌəp ən(d) ˈkəmiNG/