carry the world before (one)

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carry the world before (one)

To have great success in a short period of time. I'm sure he will improve the company—he's the kind of guy who always seems to carry the world before him.
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carry the world before you

have rapid and complete success.
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Gentlemen with broad chests and ambitious intentions do sometimes disappoint their friends by failing to carry the world before them. Perhaps it is that high achievements demand some other unusual qualification besides an unusual desire for high prizes; perhaps it is that these stalwart gentlemen are rather indolent, their
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