Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) making good progress and likely to become successful
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • an up-and-coming athlete/musician/actor
  • Analysis
    Something which is described with the adjective up-and-coming is likely to become fashionable make good progress or be very successful. You can apply the adjective up-and-coming two objects, places or people. An up-and-coming musician is someone who is likely to become famous or very well known for example. You will hear this phrase used often in the media or to talk about people in the public eye.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The up-and-coming actor began to attract the attention of Hollywood agents.
    2. Up-and-coming athletes are often inundated with requests for autographs.
    3. The start-up company was definitely an up-and-coming star in the tech industry.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. This up-and-coming technology will revolutionise security in your company.
    2. Helen has proven to be a great asset to this project, I would regard her as an up-and-coming leader within the company.
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