key to success

key to success

The most important determining factor needed to achieve or accomplish success. A possessive adjective can be used between "to" and "success." As in most things in life, the key to success is to have a diligent work ethic. We have secured an exclusive interview with the wealthy entrepreneur to find out the key to her success.
See also: key, success, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

key to success

Fig. the secret to someone's success. Bob said that the key to his success is working hard, being on time, and being extremely lucky.
See also: key, success, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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ISLAMABAD -- President International Islamic University (IIUI) Prof Dr Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh Monday said the unity of entire Muslim Ummah was the key to success.
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On the key to success, he said: "Each club has it's own pressure, and it's very similar but if you don't think too much about that, if you don't carry on with the thinking 'we have to win this one'.
He realizes that education could be a key to success and a better life.
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KARACHI -- Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh on Information and Law, Barrister Murtaza Wahab has emphasized that the education in mother tongue is a key to success. At least, elementary education should be given in Urdu and Sindhi.
During my four-year journey at Initiative, I've learned that the key to success can be summarised in a single word: Positivity.
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Over and over, I have found that the key to success is a single piece of information, a single idea at the right time and in the right situation.
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