have a long way to go

have a long way to go

To still have a significant amount of work to do in order to accomplish something. Yes, you're doing well with chords, but if you want to can play entire songs, you've still got a long way to go.
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have a long way to ˈgo

need to make a lot of progress before you can achieve something: She still has a long way to go before she’s fully fit.
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The A's have a long way to go, trailing Boston by 4-1/2 games with two weeks to go after rookie ace Tim Hudson lost Friday for the first time in his past eight decisions.