on the up (and up) Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Definition of “on the up (and up)” - English Dictionary

"on the up and up" in American English

See all translations

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)







"on the up (and up)" in British English

See all translations

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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “on the up (and up)”
in Chinese (Simplified) 诚实的, 值得信赖的, 蒸蒸日上…
in Chinese (Traditional) 誠實的, 值得信賴的, 蒸蒸日上…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

parade

a large number of people walking or in vehicles, all going in the same direction, usually as part of a public celebration of something

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More