get anywhere

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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 ?
Ruffner were as valuable to me as any education I have ever gotten anywhere else.
This American approach has persisted for the past 34 years "and, of course, has so far not gotten anywhere," he said, echoing comments made by American hardliners who argue that sanctions don't work and the United States needs to go to war with Iran.
After round two of the Chilcot enquiry, if our ex-PM is, at best, the unabashed actor/liar that many still describe, then this 'pretty straight kinda guy' ought not to have gotten anywhere near the levers of power.
I'm sick of seeing sloppy, poorly conceived plays that shouldn't have gotten anywhere near a major stage.
Yanukovich, on the other hand, is not well known and, if not for the massive fraud, state aid, and help from Russia, wouldn't have gotten anywhere near the vote count he did.
"Unfortunately, the bridges that gay Republicans have been building haven't gotten anywhere," Frank, a Democrat, responded to fellow interviewee Steve Gunderson, a gay Republican from Wisconsin who defended his party's stance on gay rights.
MAY No one has ever gotten anywhere without some healthy risk-taking, so don't be afraid to dive right in.