Suddenly, nobody wanted to sell paper to an upstart little company with a lousy credit rating.
A small upstart company making a small operating system would not present much of a target to hackers, and would thus pay negligible premiums.
At first she wanted to punch the nurse and storm off - how dare the young upstart speak to her like that?
The guitarist leader plays with the intelligent spark of an upstart and the relaxed confidence of a veteran.
Last year the upstart newcomers not only won their division but won the League as well, earning the right to go up against the mighty New York Yankees in the World Series - they beat them.
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But be scrupulously polite to the people you criticize: A polite upstart is more tolerated than a rude one.
Was last night as close as the upstart governor will ever get to beating the patrician Senator?
They're even worse than those of the XFL, the upstart football league that barely lasted a season south of the border.
It is a charge which the upstart organisation has been quick to dispel, stressing co-operation rather than conflict.