carry the world before (one)

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carry the world before (one)

To have great success in a short period of time. I'm sure he will improve the company—he's the kind of guy that always seems to carry the world before him.
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carry the world before you

have rapid and complete success.
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Gentlemen with broad chests and ambitious intentions do sometimes disappoint their friends by failing to carry the world before them.
A berg that seemed ready to carry the world before it would ground helplessly in deep water, reel over, and wallow in a lather of foam and mud and flying frozen spray, while a much smaller and lower one would rip and ride into the flat floe, flinging tons of ice on either side, and cutting a track half a mile long before it was stopped.
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