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make headway

To make progress. After a months-long stalemate, we've finally made headway in the negotiations. I'm going to wait to take a break until I make some headway on my project.
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make headway

Advance, make progress, as in We haven't made any headway with this project. This expression, first recorded in 1887, uses headway in the nautical sense of "a vessel's forward movement."
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make headway

COMMON If you make headway, you make progress with something that you are trying to achieve. A spokesman said the two sides have made headway on some security issues. It appears that the police have made little headway in the investigation.
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make ˈheadway

make progress, especially when this is slow or difficult: We are making little headway with the negotiations.The boat was unable to make much headway against the tide.
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Police made headway in the Naqeebullah murder case on Monday after arresting former DSP Qamar Zaman, considered a close aide of absconding former SSP Rao Anwar involved in the extrajudicial killing of Waziristan youth Naqeebullah Mehsud.
He said that Pakistan has made headway in taking a action against the certain terrorist groups.
KARACHI -- Investigators on Sunday claimed to have made headway in the probe into the Safoora Goth bus attack that killed 47 people in May this year.
In celebration, Italian fashion house Ferragamo--which made headway in Hollywood by catering to legends including Rita Hayworth, Audrey Hepburn, and Ingrid Bergman--offered guests a peek at its spring/summer 2014 collection during the venue's inaugural black-tie bash.
BILLINGHAM Synthonia, Guisborough and Marske made headway in the FA Vase as Stokesley bowed out.
Ryan Pinder, the minister in charge of trade and manufacturing, said the government has made headway on this issue, and The Bahamas could export its fish to the DR for mutual gain.
Mid-pack early on, she made headway to lead under Pat Dobbs, who makes way for Ryan Moore, to lead inside the two-marker before surging clear to beat Mysterious Man by two and three-quarter lengths.
Instead their grandfather made sure they were well educated, independent women-and in Britain they made headway against prejudices prevalent against Americans and Catholics like.
ANKARA, Jan 3, 2011 (TUR) -- Turkey's minister of culture and tourism said on Monday that only Turkey made headway in tourism in 2010.
We made headway last summer and I am delighted that Jamie Dalrymple will continue his role of club captain," said Maynard.
Summary: The euro made headway on Tuesday, with EURUSD testing former trendline support at 1.
Work has been conducted in the Libyan direction, and we have already made headway after signing a number of contracts with the country over the past year, including on the modernization of T-72 tanks," Konstantin Biryulin, deputy head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
For Llanelli, only Gareth Rees (25) and Matthew Roberts (19 no) made headway against the bowling of Huw Williams (three for 11) and Mathew Donoghue (three for 18).
It is said to have made headway with fund trustees and come to an understanding with employee representatives on future arrangements for a workforce which includes 4,000 staff at Sunderland.