make headway

idiom

Definition of make headway

: to move forward or make progress The wind kept the boat from making headway toward shore. The boat made little headway against the strong current. We're gradually making headway with the project. They've recently made some headway in their search for a cure.

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“Make headway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20headway. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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