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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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In the meanwhile we had been making headway at a good pace for a boat so overloaded, and we had shipped but little water in the process.
So far, little but the ability to read their calendars and numerical system is possessed by us, though we are gradually making headway.
We were making headway, though slowly, and it began to look as though we were going to pull through.
equities are making headway, with the markets looking ahead to Fed Chair Powell's speech Friday.
Radenta, one of the country's leading digital transformation players, is making headway in the solutions integration industry.
Parvez appreciated CM Buzdar for making headway in all sectors in accordance with the PM Imran Khan's vision, saying: 'The steps being taken for public welfare were laudable.'
In an interview with a private news channel, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) DG Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor thanked the people of Pakistan and the political leadership for their support in making headway in the nationwide anti-terror military action Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, terming it an "intelligence-based campaign".
A FURTHER fall in unemployment is an indication that the West Midlands is making headway in creating skills, business leaders have said.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan 5 (ANI): Yoga Guru Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurveda, after making headway into several markets, is planning to enter the e-commerce industries.
While congratulating the Karachi Shipyard for achieving this target, he said the shipyard has made much progress in a short time and has become a profitable organization besides making headway for self-dependence in defense production.
The period between November and February will be crucial for the activation of the negotiation process over the name dispute between Macedonia and Greece and for making headway in this process, says Greek newspaper Kathimerini relying on the numerous statements that Greek and Macedonian officials as well as mediator Matthew Nimetz have recently made.
Chhattisgarh and Telangana are already making headway. The officials should run awareness campaign among farmers and sensitize both farmers and traders about the benefits of online bidding.
Emergency services in Portugal said they were making headway in their battle to control a major wildfire that has killed more than 60 people in the central region of the country ARMANDO FRANCA | Anti-government demonstrators march in Caracas, Venezuela.
Farhat Asif, President IPD said that the agreement will be a path breaker in making headway for innovative research and development.
But he belied a lack of market confidence with a convincing win, making headway from the rear to lead at the final flight and pulling three and three-quarter lengths clear of Azzuri.