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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  21/SET/2010 9:17 PM
Assunto:  up and coming
Mensagem:  "We´ll manage to overcome our fears through the up and coming years" =
"We´ll manage to overcome our fears through the approaching promising years"

up and coming years =  in the future likely to be successful, profitable, noteworthy, famous, etc.

I find this sentence rather odd.  I would expect "up and coming"  to refer to a person.
"She met Santos-Dumont when he was still an up and coming young inventor."

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up and coming  –  Ney Keller  21/SET/2010, 4:14 PM
 up and coming  –  Dale-USA  21/SET/2010, 9:17 PM

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