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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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| The national brain injury charity Headway has officially opened its newest shop in Loughborough's Biggin Street.
"Sian encouraged me to join Headway and even came and picked me up to bring me to the meeting.
Headway Workforce Solutions is a leading sector focused B2B (Business to Business) provider of workforce solutions with an array of contract-based integrated services and national staffing solutions.
"There are some services users who have been going to Headway for as long as I have.
"We clashed paddles and got a bit wet, but it was a brilliant way to raise money for Headway Wirral.
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I have the difference Headway A new branch has now been launched at an event at Alnwick Gardens by the Duchess of Northumberland, who acts as a patron.
Our government recognizes the positive effects that Headway and other similar programs are having on youth and families across the province, said Stefanson.
About his meeting with Prime Minister Abbasi, the CJP remarked that he was expecting a headway will be made on the issues and there will be no hurdles in approval of the summaries now.
Headway Tyneside has won a grant from search engine giant Google worth $10,000 (PS7,640) per month, which it is using to improve its website.
The times when the fourth to the last queued vehicle cross the stop line are recorded and used to calculate the average headway per vehicle.
The idea behind it is that drivers adjust their velocity according to the space headway between their own vehicle and the preceding vehicle.
His Royal Highness Prince Harry has launched the new initiative by Headway, a charity that supports people affected by brain injury.
As seen in Figure 6, the percentile for headway selection can be smaller when the queue length is longer under the same service level.
Ray Savage, 56, owner of Savi's Bakery, in Leamington Spa, and his team covered almost 1,000 miles across the UK in just nine days to raise awareness of Headway Coventry and Warwickshire, a charity which supports local people affected by brain injury.