Meaning of “on the up (and up)” in the English Dictionary


"on the up (and up)" in English

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on the up (and up)

mainly US informal Someone who is on the up (and up) is honest and can be trusted.

UK improving all the time:

Her career has been on the up and up since she moved into sales.

(Definition of “on the up (and up)” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"on the up and up" in American English

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on the up and up

honest and fair to everyone:

There is skepticism among many voters that the election is going to be conducted on the up and up.

(Definition of “on the up and up” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)