be successful
index attain, earn, pass (satisfy requirements), prevail (triumph)

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  • be doing well for yourself — phrase to be successful in life Judging by their address, they were doing very well for themselves. Thesaurus: to be, or to become successfulsynonym Main entry: well …   Useful english dictionary

  • be halfway there — phrase to have an advantage that will help you to be successful If the interviewer likes you, you’re halfway there. Thesaurus: to be likely to succeedsynonym Main entry: halfway …   Useful english dictionary

  • be crowned with success — be blessed with success, be successful, prosper …   English contemporary dictionary

  • be in a dream world — be/live in a dream world to have ideas or hopes which are not practical and are not likely to be successful. If she thinks he s suddenly going to turn into the perfect boyfriend, she s living in a dream world. (usually in continuous tenses) …   New idioms dictionary

  • (be) banging your head against a brick wall — be banging, etc. your head against a brick ˈwall idiom (informal) to keep trying to do sth that will never be successful • Trying to reason with them was like banging my head against a brick wall. Main entry: ↑headidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (be) riding high — be riding ˈhigh idiom to be successful or very confident • The company is riding high this year. Main entry: ↑rideidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • successful — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove ▪ appear, seem ▪ become ▪ feel ▪ Winning is the only way they can feel s …   Collocations dictionary

  • successful — [[t]səkse̱sfʊl[/t]] ♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ in ing Something that is successful achieves what it was intended to achieve. Someone who is successful achieves what they intended to achieve. How successful will this new treatment be?... I am… …   English dictionary

  • successful — suc|cess|ful W1S2 [səkˈsesfəl] adj 1.) having the effect or result you intended ▪ The operation was successful. ▪ a highly successful (=very successful) meeting successful in (doing) sth ▪ Were you successful in persuading him to change his mind? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • be dead in the water — if something is dead in the water, it has failed, and it seems impossible that it will be successful in the future. So how does a government revive an economy that is dead in the water? …   New idioms dictionary

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