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make it

 
1. to achieve one's goals. I can see by looking around this room that you have really made it. I hope I make it someday. But if not, I tried.
2. Sl. to copulate (with someone). There was no doubt in his mind that those bedroom eyes were telling him their owner wanted to make it. She wanted to make it, but he convinced her they should wait.
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make it (until something)

 and make it to something; make it as far as something
to endure until something; to last until some time or until reaching some place. I hope my car can make it to the next town. Do you think you can make it until we come to a hotel?
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make it

1. to arrive at a place or go to an event She made it to the airport just in time to catch her plane. We're having a party on Saturday – can you make it?
2. to be successful Now that she's got her own home, she feels as if she's really made it. Trying to make it as an actor is tough. Related vocabulary: have (got) it made
3. to stay alive She was losing so much blood, I really thought she wasn't going to make it.
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make it

  (informal)
1. to manage to arrive at a place or go to an event She made it to the airport just in time to catch her plane. We're having a party on Saturday - can you make it?
2. to be successful, especially in a job Now he's got his own TV show he feels as though he's really made it. (sometimes + as ) She hasn't got a hope of making it as a dancer.
3. to stay alive She was losing so much blood, I really thought she wasn't going to make it.
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make it

1. Also, make it to. Reach a certain point or goal, as in Do you think she'll make it to graduation? or We finally made it to Chicago. [c. 1900]
2. Succeed; also, win acceptance. For example, When he won the prize he realized he'd finally made it, or Jane longed to make it with the crowd from Society Hill. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
3. Also, make it with. Have sexual intercourse, as in Tom bragged that he'd made it with Sue last night. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
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make it

1. tv. to achieve one’s goals. (see also make (it) big.) I can see by looking around this room that you have really made it.
2. tv. to copulate [with] someone. There was no doubt in his mind that those bedroom eyes were telling him their owner wanted to make it.
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make it

1. Informal To achieve a goal; be successful: finally made it as an actor.
2. Slang To have sexual intercourse.
See also: make