Word Origin Old English up(p), uppe, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch op and German auf.Idiomsnounjump to other results
BrE BrE//ʌp//; NAmE NAmE//ʌp//
increasing or improving Business confidence is on the up.
on the upjump to other results
- 1(British English) becoming more and more successful The club has been on the up and up since the beginning of the season.
- 2(North American English) = on the level The offer seems to be on the up and up.
on the up and up (informal)jump to other results
the mixture of good and bad things in life or in a particular situation or relationship Every business has its ups and downs.
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