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Phrase: Make the grade

Meaning: To achieve your objectives/goals/aims.

Examples:
She wanted to be a pop star, but she did not make the grade (as a pop star).
If you do not work harder, you will never make the grade. Only the best make the grade in this field.

Date: 2018-05-13 21:45:05

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Phrase: Be king

Meaning: To be very popular:
That trademark was king in the fifties. Its products sold like hot cakes.

Date: 2018-04-18 22:00:16

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Phrase: Hold/Have all the aces

Meaning: To have all the advantages/power, or be in a privileged situation over the rest: You cannot fight that huge company. It holds all the aces, so you are going to waste your time and money. Law is like this.

Date: 2017-09-26 15:09:30

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Phrase: Have an ace (or a trick or something) up your sleeve

Meaning: To have a good alternative, a secret plan, something of great help:
Don't worry. Everything will be all right. I have an ace up my sleeve.
Please tell me that you have something up your sleeve, because you have something, have you?

Date: 2017-09-25 16:02:47

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Phrase: Fall flat

Meaning: To fail, not to succeed: The lion attack fell flat, and the prey escaped

Date: 2015-02-25 23:58:11

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Phrase: On the road to something

Meaning: Things will turn out successfully: After being beaten by a snake, the dog is on the road of recovery now (that is, it will not die)

Date: 2015-02-18 23:42:39

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Phrase: A miss is as good as a mile

Meaning: You nearly succeeded, but you did not:
-We almost reached the top, but we were caught in a blizzard and had to return.
-Well, a miss is as good as a mile, that is, you failed anyhow.
I only arrived 20 seconds late, and the examiner did not allow me to take the exam. I guess he thought a miss is as good as a mile, but I find it most unfair.

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Phrase: Every dog has its (or his) day

Meaning: Everybody has happy and successful days in his or her life. Everybody has his or her glory days, moments of glory in his or her life.

Examples:
-That team has won the championship this year.
-Every dog has its day. Next year we will be the winners again, as usual.
I know none of my projects has been successful, but every dog has its day, and I think this one will succeed.

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Phrase: Go to great lengths (to do something)

Meaning: To try as hard as you can: I went to great lengths to offer her the best wedding ever.

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Phrase: Make a success of something

Meaning: Make something successful: I am sure she will make a success of her new company

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Phrase: Nobody travels on the road to success without a puncture or two

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Phrase: Nothing succeeds like success

Meaning: It means that being successful may make you even more successful: Her first concert was a roaring success, and after that she sold over a million copies of her album. Nothing succeeds like success

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Phrase: Sell like hot cakes

Meaning: That is, very fast: This book is selling like hot cakes, that is, many people are buying it.

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Phrase: So far so good

Meaning: Things have gone OK up to now:
-How are you getting on with your new friends?
-So far so good.

-How is it going?
-So far so good.

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Phrase: The rat race

Meaning: Competition for success: I need to escape from the rat race in this company, and lead a quieter life.

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