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make headway

To make progress. After a months-long stalemate, we've finally made headway in the negotiations. I'm going to wait to take a break until I make some headway on my project.
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make headway

Advance, make progress, as in We haven't made any headway with this project. This expression, first recorded in 1887, uses headway in the nautical sense of "a vessel's forward movement."
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make headway

COMMON If you make headway, you make progress with something that you are trying to achieve. A spokesman said the two sides have made headway on some security issues. It appears that the police have made little headway in the investigation.
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make ˈheadway

make progress, especially when this is slow or difficult: We are making little headway with the negotiations.The boat was unable to make much headway against the tide.
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make headway, to

To advance. This term transfers the original meaning of headway, the forward motion of a ship, to any kind of progress. Augustus Jessopp had it in Arcady for Better or Worse (1887), “Rarely, except in the open parishes, do the demagogues make headway.”
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As Headway Tyneside we can offer people the support that is increasingly needed in these austere times.
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Volunteer Adam Talbot and shop manager Carole White outside Headway in Harborne
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Vaidik, he also stressed on meaningful, result-oriented talks , that should help resolve such thorny and long-standing issues as Kashmir and water so that a positive headway could be made towards solution of these as well as other problems.
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Van Monster Cannock employees Nathan Eaton and his uncle Tom Eaton took the leap of faith for Headway with six friends and family to raise the funds.
The event raised PS1,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance and PS500 for Headway, a charity that helps those with head injuries.
HEADWAY West Midlands is a charity supporting people affected by brain injury and is working in conjunction with Bournville College to offer two apprenticeship vacancies in business administration and health and social care in the charity's branch in Rubery.
Hayley has been a crucial friend to Headway Cambridgeshire since her recovery from her accident in 2009 on the Newmarket gallops and she now volunteers with us to raise awareness of our work with all those affected by brain injury.
The time headway or headway is 'the time, in seconds, between two successive vehicles as they pass a point on the roadway, measured from the same common feature of both vehicles' (Highway Capacity Manual 2000).