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To make or begin making progress. We got delayed by all the legal hurdles, but now we're finally getting somewhere with the construction. So it was your wife who signed the contract on your behalf? OK, now we're getting somewhere.
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Make progress. For example, The foundation has been laid, so we're finally getting somewhere. Also see get nowhere; get there.
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ˈget somewhere/anywhere/nowheremake some/no progress: Now at last we’re getting somewhere! ♢ You’ll get nowhere in life if you don’t work harder. ♢ Are you getting anywhere with that new manager?
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