to have come a long way

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - have come a long way

"to have come a long way"

to have accomplished much;

to have advanced much


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - have come a long way

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: I had a look at your draft proposal. It looks really good. It has come along way from the scribbled notes and ideas you started with.

Colleague 2: Thanks. Just a few finishing touches and I think it will be ready for submission.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - have come a long way

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: How long has it been since we have seen each other? Ten years?

Friend 2: Yes, about that.

Friend 1: And you sure have come a long way. Two motion pictures to your credit and nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar® award.

Friend 2: It is quite a different picture from when you used to come and watch me in local amateur theater productions, right?

Friend 1: Huge difference.

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to have come a long way - Gerund Form:

Having come a long way in the development of the project, they were almost finished.

to have come a long way - Examples:

1)  Social Media is an extraordinarily powerful tool. It has come a long way just in the past 2 years.

2)  LinkedIn has come a long way since 2008, with its large number of industry groups, job postings and ...

3)  The National Enquirer has come a long way from the days of alien abductions.

4)  And though the medical profession has come a long way from bloodletting, and physicians no longer compete with apothecaries and barbers for customers ...

5)  It means that the country has come a long way from the past 40- plus years. 45 years ago, segregation was the ...

6)  The series has come a long way since then, but sometimes it's fun to look back.

7)  Chehon wasn't my favorite in the beginning, but he has come a long way in his ability to express himself and make the audience feel it.

8)  Improving internal combustion. Technology has come a long way since Mercedes-Benz introduced the original diesel engine more than 75 years ago.

9)  Physics has come a long way to explaining what matter is and how it behaves. 

10)  Both he and the coaches agree that he has come a long way since being drafted. "I'm 85 to 90 percent a different player ...

11)  ... people achieve weight loss sufficient to greatly improve their health. We have come a long way in using protocols--structured, skill-based, group, and individual--to produce lifestyle change.

12)  Cartoons have come a long way since the hand-drawn moving pictures of decades past. Now, the animated films ...

13)  Online degrees have come a long way and can be worth just as much as a campus degree. 

14)  We have come a long way in this great country of ours and have much to be proud of.

15)  ... and although I have come a long way, there is still some stuff that I am not capable of.

16)  Though they're still advocating for more recognition, they have come a long way since the days when doctors and hospitals frowned on the use of nurse midwives.

17)  ... help us understand ourselves and develop empathy for others. Our schools have come a long way in educating us and our children in the arena of bullying.

18)  They have come a long way and there are no doubt many more interesting and exciting developments to come.

19)  Televisions have come a long way since the first cabinet-mounted models made their way into homes in the 1940s.

20)  We have not come all the way back yet but we have come a long way. Unemployment has dropped from 10% down to 7.8%.