To repeatedly get fired but consistently find a new job that are better than the one you just lost.
"She's never had a job for more than two years without geting canned and now she's a VP. I've never seen anyone fail upwards better than she does."
by Eggsocket July 9, 2009
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The act of performing horribly at your current position, while subsequently getting promoted or advanced to a more predominant position.

See Gavin Newsom
"How can the former Mayor of San Francisco (one of the most profitable cities in California) run the city into the ground, then THEN be elected Governor or the state? He really has this Failing Upwards thing down. Next stop, (after further trashing the state) the Presidency!
by Andrethegiant52 July 31, 2020
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