have come a long way

have come a long way

 
1. Lit. to have traveled a long distance. You've come a long way. You must be tired and hungry. I've come a long way. Please let me rest.
2. Fig. to have accomplished much; to have advanced much. My, how famous you are. You've come a long way. Tom has come a long way in his career in a short time.
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have come a long way

to have made a lot of progress (often + since ) We've come a long way since the days when you had to call an operator to phone another country.
See also: come, have, long, way