表达 “things are looking up” 的意思是 “情况开始改善” 或 “事情有所好转”。在经历了一段低谷或一系列负面事件后，情况开始好转，事情渐有起色时，就可以用这个固定搭配来表示 “情况正在朝积极的方向发展”。
- My brother had a terrible start to the year. He broke his leg, his car was stolen and then his girlfriend left him. But things are looking up now – his leg‘s much better and he‘s just got a promotion.
- After a bad couple of years, things are looking up for the company. They‘re making a profit again and have hired some new employees.
- A: We‘ve had an awful winter, haven‘t we? It‘s been cold and wet and windy for months!
B: Don‘t worry! Spring‘s round the corner – things are looking up.