come a long way

idiom

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.

Examples of come a long way in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Podcasts have come a long way over the years, and now there is a podcast for every interest under the sun. Jeana Lee Tahnk, Parents, 4 Feb. 2024 It’s come a long way from its beginnings in 1994, with a focus now on everything from beauty, film, and wellness to even a space for the men in our lives (The Men’s Experience). Keyaira Boone, Essence, 29 Jan. 2024 After all, the Panthers have come a long way in a short time under Maurice. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 28 Jan. 2024 The most natural thing to wash your body with is baking soda and water, however, body wash options have come a long way since baking soda and water blends. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 21 Jan. 2024 Loftus says those traditional grocery store brands have come a long way in terms of their digestibility, with many of them landing somewhere around 90 percent. Kelly Conaboy, Washington Post, 9 Jan. 2024 Swift and Kelce have come a long way since the football player first attended her Kansas City Eras Tour stop last summer. Kyle Denis, Billboard, 2 Jan. 2024 Eva Longoria has come a long way with her red carpet style. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 18 Jan. 2024 Thankfully, reusable bags have come a long way since then. Anne Loreto Cruz, Bon Appétit, 11 Jan. 2024 See More

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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 28 Feb. 2024.

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