- 1located above something else, especially something of the same type or the other of a pair the upper lip the upper deck
- 2 at or near the top of something the upper arm the upper slopes of the mountain a member of the upper middle class salaries at the upper end of the pay scale There is an upper limit of $20,000 spent on any one project.
- 3(of a place) located away from the coast, on high ground or toward the north of an area the upper reaches of the river opposite lower1 Idioms
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NAmE//ˈʌpər//[only before noun]
to get an advantage over someone so that you are in control of a particular situation
gain, get, have, etc. the upper handjump to other results
to keep calm and hide your feelings when you are in pain or in a difficult situation He was taught to keep a stiff upper lip and never to cry in public. Their reaction contrasts sharply with the stiff upper lip of the English.
(keep) a stiff upper lipjump to other results