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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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Blankenship continued, "We think our 2004 and 2005 EPS estimates have some upside potential as the company continues its market penetration in law enforcement in the United States and makes headway with agencies in international markets.