things are starting to look up


1. matters are improving or becoming more hopeful






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things are finally starting to look up for me

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 If you say 'things are looking up' or 'things are starting to look up' it means that things are improving or conditions are more favourable or hopeful. This is an informal phrase used to convey optimism usually used in spoken English.

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  1. It has been a tough few months for Chris due to illness, but now that his health is improving he feels as though things are finally starting to look up.
  2. What Sarah has had to go through recently I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. I can only hope that things start to look up for her soon.

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  1. Things are looking up for Frank now that he has been promoted. Not only will he earn a higher salary, he will also get a company car.
  2. It has been a tough year since I opened the coffee shop, but trade has increased rapidly over the past few weeks. At last, things are starting to look up!

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