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English definition of “upwards of”

upwards of

preposition     (US usually upward of)
if a number, value, etc. is upwards of something, it is at least that amount or more: The rescue plan is expected to cost upwards of $10 billion.
(Definition of upwards of preposition from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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