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get anywhere

To make progress. Did you guys get anywhere in the negotiations today? Ugh, I'm not getting anywhere with my research right now.
See also: anywhere, get
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ˈget somewhere/anywhere/nowhere

make 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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References in classic literature ?
"You see," said the Cowardly Lion, with a whimper, "I haven't the courage to keep tramping forever, without getting anywhere at all."
It's just one little seam after another and you never seem to be getting anywhere. But of course I'd rather be Anne of Green Gables sewing patchwork than Anne of any other place with nothing to do but play.
However, Jennifer said the final settlement became snarled up in red tape."I sent numerous emails to the solicitors and had telephone conversations with multiple people but felt I wasn't getting anywhere."
You can bet the lowest paid aren't getting anywhere near that level of award.
Sonia, who was struggling to find a job as she didn't have any recent work experience, said: "I have a lot of experience but there's gaps in my employment history so I wasn't getting anywhere when applying for jobs.
"We used to criminalise vandalism but we realised we are not getting anywhere. We are now talking to communities to teach them the importance of our projects.
Fact if this were an adult they'd easily be getting anywhere between 2 and 5 years.
Sport England found a third of youngsters are not getting anywhere near enough exercise.
DIDIER Deschamps' France have hit the second round unbeaten and without getting anywhere near top gear.
"Sometimes I am critical of us being too neat and tidy without really getting anywhere because there were not too many options in wide areas or in the pockets.
Paul Bale HE wasn't getting anywhere in the Welsh academy because he probably wasn't part of the 'clique'.
We've all been moaning about the fact we're not getting anywhere near the Champions League or we're not getting anyone winning the Europa League.
The village was reported to be in lock down, with police cordons stopping people getting anywhere near the scene of the stabbing, forensic teams and sniffer dogs scouring the area, and people were told to stay indoors as the manhunt continued into the evening.
My sister, like them, was attractive, smart and funny, but she wasn't getting anywhere. When she told me she was still sticking to the rules she'd picked up in magazines years ago, like waiting for the guy to make the first move and only going after one guy at a time, I started to see where she was going wrong.
Stoitchkov, who is a former Barcelona star, reportedly decided to post a photo of him playing in front of thousands of fans to prove he had the better of them, as his back-and-forth debate with the trolls was not getting anywhere.