to go places

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - go places

"to go places"

to make progress;

to succeed;

to become successful


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - go places

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: How long have you been working here now? Just under a year? And you are already handling most of the responsibilities of an account manager. It usually takes a person at least three years to get to that point. You are set to really go places.

Colleague 2: Do you really think that I am on my way to becoming successful?

Colleague 1: Absolutely. And quickly, too.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - go places

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: I haven't seen you in such a long time. Look at you. You have a fancy executive job, a fancy car, a luxury apartment and now you are off on an around-the-world cruise. You are really going places.

Friend 2: Do you remember how much of a loser I was in high school? I was always skipping classes and getting into trouble. No one imagined I would be so successful.

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to go places - Gerund Form:

Going places quickly, her rise to success is progressing quickly.

to go places - Examples:

1)  ... boyfriend had been a 4.0 student with an enviable lab position. He was going places, people liked him and rooted for him. 

2)  He was almost as good as the best boxers out there and was still going places

3)  But the women's movement of yesterday took place in a country that was going places and taking its population right along with it -- a nation that was busy putting ...

4)  FF Jaro give the impression that they are going places at the moment. Having one of Veikkausliiga's most charismatic coaches ...

5)  Not all of these are going places, but there are certainly a number of possibilities out there.

6)  Look around for someone at a higher level who is sharp and going places with some type of a good connection to you. 

7)  It represents another step forward for a player who hopes to keep going places, and quickly. 

8)  Neither boy had been in trouble before. They were talented and exemplary students going places.

9)  ... an amazing eye for design and a lovely writing style -- and you're going places

10)  They were young and had ambition for their future. I saw them going places and desperately wanted a place in that future.

11)  ... an organization that I believe in one million percent. A project that is going places. And something I am utterly passionate about.

12)  ... they're quickly becoming a beautiful alternative to cable TV subscriptions. Amazon is going places with Prime, but it has a ways to go to catch up to Netflix.

13)  ... keep scoring and the rejuvenated defense can keep from imploding, this team is going places.

14)  Actively aim to meet people who are going places in their career.

15)  If you have education, you can go places

16)  Do you have what it takes to go places? Or will you just tell yourself that you don't have it?

17)  Son your going to go places your a very good speaker. Keep up the good work.

18)  She's also a terrific example of how accountants with personality can really go places.

19)  ... nomination off the back of this film, I expect her career to really go places in the very near future.

20)  ... most of the world's society brainwashes people into believing that only pretty/handsome people go places and get things in life, it's mostly a farce.