To have become particularly successful, powerful, or famous. I knew I had arrived when that uber-famous designer asked me to walk in her show. After showing promise for so many years, that director has truly arrived with his latest film, a box-office smash.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
to have reached a position of power, authority, or prominence. Jane saw her picture on the cover of the magazine and felt that she had finally arrived. When I got an office with a window, I knew that I had arrived.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.