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#1 2006-05-23 00:09:27

Jerry Friedman
Registered: 2005-11-10
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"on the up and up" for "on the rise"

“I can remember under Ray Sisneros when the morale wasn’t on the up and up,” current union leader, Deputy Richard Sisneros (no relation), says. “It goes up and down just like any other job.”—”Behind the Badge”, Dan Frosch, /Santa Fe Reporter/, May 3-9, 2006.

US: internet advertising spending on the up and up

In a clear sign of the times, other traditional media are losing an increase in share as Internet advertising is booming.—The Editor’s Weblog, April 25, 2006 <>

US ecommerce sales on the up-and-up
Outstrip retail sales in Q4 2003—The Register <>

The semantic connection is obvious: “on the up and up” /should/ mean “constantly up” or “constantly rising”.

Jerry Friedman



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