come a long way

come a long way
phrasal
: to make progress : succeed

he's come a long way since he left the boat at Ellis Island

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come a long way phrase
to improve a lot, or to make a lot of progress

Computers have come a long way since the huge mainframes of the 1950s.

Thesaurus: to make progress, or to achieve somethingsynonym to become bettersynonym
Main entry: come

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come a long way
1 : to rise to a much higher level of success : to become very successful

He's come a long way from his days as a young reporter. Now he's one of the country's most respected journalists.

2 : to make a great amount of progress

Medicine has come a long way in recent years.

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Main Entry:come

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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