to make headway

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - make headway

"to make headway"

to advance;

to achieve progress


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - make headway

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: It has been just over a year since we introduced our products to the new market territory. Is any progress being made?

Colleague 2: We have made significant headway in penetrating the new market.

Colleague 1: Give me the figures.

Colleague 2: We are at a six percent market share already.

Colleague 1: That is a great advance. Let's look forward to continuing success.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - make headway

Two students are talking ...

Student 1: Our term papers in English a worth fifty percent of our entire grade and they are due next week.

Student 2: Hard to believe the term is almost over. How are you doing with your paper?

Student 1: Not very well. It has been slow going. I have only written about one quarter of the paper.

Student 2: Same here. I haven't made much headway with mine either.

Student 1: With the deadline so close, I suppose we had better get to work and make some significant advances with our writing.

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to make headway - Gerund Form:

Making headway on a very large project can seem very slow at times.

to make headway - Examples:

1)  I feel it's unlikely we will make the required headway on climate mitigation, but we can adapt and evolve our processes.

2)  When people passionately argue their viewpoint they make very little headway convincing anyone they are right.

3)  When I was working from a schedule I was able to make the most headway on my priorities; the time was there, the focus was there, ...

4)  ... we fumbled our way through hard times, but never seemed to make any real headway.

5)  Official-language communities in a minority setting can not make any real headway without a clear commitment from governments to the advancement of their rights.

6)  ... is a serious business that requires the contribution of all citizens to make any meaningful headway.

7)  He said for the country to make a meaningful headway in the education sector, there is the need to critically look at the salaries ...

8)  ... mean it will be some time before proponents of legalization make any real headway

9)  But the failure of these approaches to make any appreciable headway into the problem of consciousness suggests that they may be on the wrong track.

10)  The capacity of an individual company to make any headway on those challenges requires difficult changes implemented over a long period of time.

11)  ... two sides have been meeting and talking but reports say they aren't making much headway.

12)  In addition to making some major headway with large private companies, it also being used by the public sector.

13)  The animal activist groups seem to be making little headway in their opposition to the animal abuse of the Calgary Stampede.

14)  That said, it's clear that Molson-owned products are making some headway in the craft market.

15)  ... grow virally, and a good starting point without maintenance hassles are making a strong headway.

16)  Why do we seem to have made so little headway in these areas over such along time?

17)  As the two hours progressed, I made some serious headway learning the new system, but I still didn't really feel like I had ...

18)  ... there was a shift in public opinion about stem cells. We made some real headway

19)  ... was immediately restored, at no cost. Having made such easy headway the Staff Nurse pressed on and asked her second question.

20)  ... help fund and build the other projects. Yet, they have made hardly any headway