Meaning of “have come a long way” in the English Dictionary

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"have come a long way" in British English

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have come a long way

to have advanced to an improved or more developed state:

Information technology has come a long way in the last 20 years.

(Definition of “have come a long way” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"have come a long way" in American English

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have come a long way

to have improved greatly:

In the past 20 years, information technology has come a long way.

(Definition of “have come a long way” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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