make headway


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Related to make headway: rub off, follow suit, catch up, the likes of, turn up

make headway

to achieve progress We hope scientists are able to continue to make headway against cancer.
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make headway

to make progress (often negative) Talks between the two countries are making very little headway.
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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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