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Things are looking UP this week, and we're not just talking about the weather. WordMaster@Work's newest series looks at a set of expressions in which “up” plays a starring role. We're awfully excited about it, and we think you will be too. In fact, in a few days you may be asking yourself whether UP is actually short for “unprecedented performance”, “unparalleled progress”, or “ultimate pleasure”!

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UP-AND-COMING   成功する見込みのある、有望な


  • If something or someone is up-and-coming, they are becoming successful or popular.
  • up-and-coming は、物事や人が成功しそうである、人気が出そうである、という意味です。



  1. Berlitz Brews is an up-and-coming new microbrewery whose “Berlitz Suds” line of ales was voted “Best New Beer in California” in our 2009 reader poll.
  2. She's an up-and-coming young lawyer, who I'm sure will be made a partner in a few years.
  3. They run a vegetarian restaurant in an up-and-coming Portland neighborhood, and business is booming.

英会話レッスンSee you again tomorrow!