Meaning: a person who achieved greatness even though they came from a place not so great.
Meaning: succeed with a first step.
Example: Mary was so excited to get her foot in the door with her new internship. Read on
Meaning: putting a lot of effort to get a task done.
Meaning: to be cognizant of where one's interests lie in a given situation.
Meaning: used to refer to the person who originally invented a particular scheme, plan or idea
Meaning: a very powerful individual
Example: He is a big gun at the law firm; he has never lost a single court case. Read on
Meaning: Something very likely to happen, occur or take place.
Example: A promotion is in the cards for him. Read on
Meaning: to have a possibility of succeeding, even if a remote one
Example: Do you believe that you stand a chance of getting that job? Read on
Meaning: by any possible means
Example: The farmer will not sell us the land. By hook or by crook, he is hanging on to it. Read on
Meaning: to start doing something because it is fashionable or profitable
Example: The whole town was quick to jump on the bandwagon when people began to realize the home team would win the championship. Read on