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get ahead

verb uk phrasal verb with get   /ɡet/ ( present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten) us  
to be successful in the work that you do: It's tough for a woman to get ahead in politics.
Translations of “get ahead”
in Chinese (Traditional) 取得進展, 獲得成功…
in Russian преуспевать…
in Turkish başarılı olmak, başarıyı yakalamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 取得进展, 获得成功…
in Polish osiągać sukces lub sukcesy…
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