come a long way

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Definition of 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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“Come a long way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20a%20long%20way. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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