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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.
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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