success story

success story
noun
: a real or fictitious narrative of a poor or unknown person who rises to fortune, acclaim, or brilliant achievement

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noun, pl ⋯ stories [count]
: a successful person or thing: such as
a : someone or something that has achieved a goal

I am one of the diet clinic's success stories. [=the diet clinic was able to help me]

b : someone or something that has achieved wealth, respect, or fame

That company is one of this area's biggest success stories.

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sucˈcess story f153 [success story] noun
a person or thing that is very successful

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