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English definition of “get ahead”

get ahead

phrasal verb with get
 
 
/ɡet/ verb (-tt-, got, got, or US gotten)
[I] to be successful in business or a job: get ahead in sth If you are willing to work hard, you will get ahead in this organisation.
(Definition of get ahead from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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