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get there

To reach or attain one's goal(s); to be successful in some endeavor. I know it's a long way to the championship, but we'll get there if we keep working hard! Don't stress out about finding a job, you'll get there eventually. I don't completely understand the material, but I'm getting there.
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get there

Achieve success, as in He always wanted to be a millionaire, and he finally got there. In this expression, there indicates one's goal. The participial form of this phrase, getting there, means "making progress toward a goal," as in I haven't finished the book, but I'm getting there. [Late 1800s] Also see get somewhere.
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get there

in. to get drunk. Another hour of drinking and Pete knew he was going to get there.
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