[ noun, adjective uhp-stahrt; verb uhp-stahrt ]
Synonyms for up-starts
- enterprising person
- heavy hitter
- lightning rod
- man of influence
- palpable presence
- spark plug
- wheeler and dealer
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UP-STARTS
Thin-skinned, like all up-starts in authority, he took the bishop's delay as an act of personal contumely.
He quarrels at the time and up-starts, and sighs at the neglect of men of parts, that is, such as himself.