up-and-up
noun Date: 1863 an honest or respectable course — used in the phrase on the up-and-up

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • on the up and up — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Honest; trustworthy; sincere. * /We felt that he was honest and could be trusted. This information is on the up and up./ Compare: ON THE LEVEL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the up and up — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Honest; trustworthy; sincere. * /We felt that he was honest and could be trusted. This information is on the up and up./ Compare: ON THE LEVEL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Up and down — Up Up ([u^]p), adv. [AS. up, upp, [=u]p; akin to OFries. up, op, D. op, OS. [=u]p, OHG. [=u]f, G. auf, Icel. & Sw. upp, Dan. op, Goth. iup, and probably to E. over. See {Over}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Aloft; on high; in a direction contrary to that of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • up-and-coming — {adj. phr.} Bound toward success; upwardly mobile; progressive; ambitious. * /The newly elected state senator is an up and coming young politician who is expected to be highly successful in national politics in the future./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • up-and-coming — {adj. phr.} Bound toward success; upwardly mobile; progressive; ambitious. * /The newly elected state senator is an up and coming young politician who is expected to be highly successful in national politics in the future./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Up, Up and Away (album) — Infobox Album | Name = Up, Up and Away Type = Album Artist = The Fifth Dimension Released = May 1967 Recorded = April 1966 March 11, 1967 Genre = Pop/Soul Length = 40:03 Label = Soul City Producer = Marc Gordon, Willie Hutch, Johnny Rivers, Rob… …   Wikipedia

  • Up and down — Down Down, adv. [For older adown, AS. ad[=u]n, ad[=u]ne, prop., from or off the hill. See 3d {Down}, and cf. {Adown}, and cf. {Adown}.] 1. In the direction of gravity or toward the center of the earth; toward or in a lower place or position;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • up and down — adverb Date: 12th century 1. to and fro < paced up and down > 2. alternately upward and downward < jump up and down > 3. archaic here and there especially throughout an area 4. with regard to every particular ; thoroughly < knew the …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • up-and-coming — adjective Date: 1926 gaining prominence and likely to advance or succeed < an up and coming young actor > • up and comer noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • up and at them — 1. {adv. phr.} Actively engaged in a task as if doing combat. * / You want to know whether he will make a diligent worker? Dick asked. Well, I can tell you that most of the time he is up and at them like no one else I know. / 2. {v. phr.} To… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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