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  • noun idiomatic someone who is up-and-coming, who has begun to be successful in some field and is likely to become even more successful in the future


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  • Ulrich, often described as an up-and-comer in the Republican Party, has been locked in a bitter battle with Ragusa and his supporters.


  • The brand tapped the up-and-comer to discuss fabrics and style at a brunch Wednesday.

    Suds and Duds 2010

  • It's really more of a best up-and-comer sort of award, and that's why Spalding qualifies.

    Grammys 2011: Esperanza Spalding wins best new artist award over Justin Bieber Jen Chaney 2011

  • Penny had her dream job, working in TV development, and Beau was an up-and-comer in the marketing department.

    The Lo-Down Lo Bosworth 2011

  • Despite Oscar's emergence as an up-and-comer in his breed—he holds the No. 2 rank in 2012 grand-championship points after a successful January—a victory at Westminster would be an upset.

    Local Guy Is a Westminster Underdog to Root For Ben Cohen 2012

  • It launched a PC division years ago against then-dominant Compaq and Packard Bell and up-and-comer Dell.

    With Hurd On The Street, Now What? James B. Stewart 2010

  • Now, the primary artist in this tune is freshman Tate Tucker, an up-and-comer with some real musical chops.

    The Henry Sims election anthem 2011

  • Shiraz has become a beloved up-and-comer grape in recent years.

    Wine 101: Shiraz, Syrah Amy Ma 2010

  • Perhaps the fastest up-and-comer in the ancient grain crowd, freekeh pronounced FREE-kah can be found in warm salads, risottos and pilafs.

    Get Your Freekeh On Kristen Miglore 2012

  • Judah will take the ring as a heavy underdog in a 12-round unification bout at 140 pounds with Amir Khan, a 24-year-old up-and-comer from England.

    Is Aging Zab Judah Still Brooklyn Tough? Ben Cohen 2011


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