Idiom:  get somewhere


Idiom:  get somewhere (anywhere)

  • to make progress

Example sentences

  • You've got to work 80 hour weeks if you want to get somewhere in corporate law.
  • Even though I've been eating right and exercising I'm not getting anywhere with my diet.
  • I never would have gotten anywhere without my parents help and support.
  • I always thought one day you'd get somewhere on Broadway.
  • We raked the leaves all day but it seems like we didn't get anywhere.
  • To get somewhere in life you need to have goals not just dreams.
  • It's sad but my son's never going to get anywhere with his negative attitude.
  • It's hard to get anywhere in modeling without doing sexy poses and wearing skimpy clothing.


  • go places
  • work one's way up
  • climb the ladder

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