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English definition of “get ahead”

get ahead

phrasal verb with get     /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US gotten)
to be successful in the work that you do: It's tough for a woman to get ahead in politics .Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
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