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Phrasal Verbs

get ahead

This page is about the phrasal verb get ahead

Meaning

If you get ahead, you make progress in your career.

Synonym

advance, progress

For example

  • get ahead Peter says he got ahead by working hard and listening to people who knew more than he did.

  • get ahead She won't get ahead unless she quits this job and starts working for a bigger company.

Quick Quiz

If someone really wants to get ahead, they will

a. take a lot of time off

b. work a lot and study a lot

c. play computer games a lot

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