Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
To reach or attain one's goal(s); to be successful in some endeavor. I know it's a long way to the championship, but we'll get there if we keep working hard! Don't stress out about finding a job, you'll get there eventually. I don't completely understand the material, but I'm getting there.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
Achieve success, as in He always wanted to be a millionaire, and he finally got there. In this expression, there indicates one's goal. The participial form of this phrase, getting there, means "making progress toward a goal," as in I haven't finished the book, but I'm getting there. [Late 1800s] Also see get somewhere.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ˈget there(informal) finally achieve your aim or complete a task: Peter is a slow learner, but he gets there in the end.
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
in. to get drunk. Another hour of drinking and Pete knew he was going to get there.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.