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    on the up and up

    I disagree with the posted definition. It means instead, truthful, honest, and straigtforward. It does not mean optimistic or happy.

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    Re: on the up and up

    Quote Originally Posted by cclaff View Post
    I disagree with the posted definition. It means instead, truthful, honest, and straightforward. It does not mean optimistic or happy.
    Where did you see that definition? I found this one, it agrees with your opinion. I am not familiar myself with the idiom.


    Open and honest, as in Dad has always been on the up-and-up with them. The precise allusion in this term is unknown. [Colloquial; c. 1860]
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    Re: on the up and up

    Are you talking about this?
    On the up and up If you are on the up and up, you are making very good progress in life and doing well.

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