LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||12/AGO/2009 12:13 PM|
|Assunto:||to get ahead|
To get ahead often refers to financial success, directly or indirectly. The literal meaning is to advance, go in a certain direction. If you are getting ahead in your career, it is assumed that you are increasing your earnings and becoming more financially secure.
In some contexts, it means to make good progress in a set of tasks. "When I returned from vacation, I was behind in my work for at least two weeks, but now I'm getting ahead."
Using it with the study of English, it could mean to progress rapidly through lessons. The idea is quite close to that in the preceding example regarding vacations. It wouldn't mean that one is improving his knowledge of English, merely that good progress is being made.
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