Success

way forward

Meaning: the only way to succeed

Example: I believe that digital learning is the way forward. Read on

ride high

Meaning: when someone is very successful

Example: Our team won four college tournaments in a row this year! Why wouldn't the team be riding high! Read on

knock out

Meaning: knockout

Example: Does your brother really think that he can knock out the biggest guy in school? I would like to see him try. Read on

on a roll

Meaning: making a lot of progress

Example: Our team has won eleven out of our twelve matches this season. We are on a roll. Read on

in vain

Meaning: without success

Example: It seems as if the merger will go through and all our hard work has been in vain. Read on

where there’s a will, there’s a way

Meaning: willpower will defeat any difficulty

Example: The man drove through eight countries in his car. It is true, where there is a will, there is a way. Read on

self-made man

Meaning: someone who achieves the success with his own hark work

Example: The governor is a self-made man and has had properties around the city even before he joined politics. Read on

cut the mustard

Meaning: to succeed

Example: My neighbor had applied for the post of architect in a big project, but did not cut the mustard. Read on

yesterday’s man

Meaning: someone especially a politician whose career is finished

Example: The officer is retiring from his job next month, soon he will be a yesterday's man. Read on

do or die

Meaning: a situation in which you must take a big risk in order to avoid failure

Example: A do-or-die attempt to halt the invaders. Read on

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familiarity breeds contempt

Meaning: to start disliking something when one gets to know too much about it

Example: The couple could not stay together long after their wedding because familiarity breeds contempt. Read on

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