One man’s trash, that’s another man’s come up
“Come up” is a term used to describe something you literally, “come upon,” or find virtuously. It is also used to mean something that helps someone “come up” to the next level, like a rad pair of shoes or a fur coat.
It’s a play off of the phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
The “come up” is a classic colloquialism in hip-hop.
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