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Vocabulary: success or failure
In our present society, people have to SUCCEED, always and always more.
Everyone wants to be the best; therefore, they must measure themselves and compete against each other... and not only against oneself...
Goals must be set!
TO SUCCEED - TO ACHIEVE=> SUCCESS - ACHIEVEMENT:
|An achievement/ a success|
|To achieve something|
To succeed in doing something
To be successful in doing
|To manage to do sth|
|A feat/ an exploit|
|To be a success/ a hit (spoken)|
|To be a bestseller|
|To go right|
|A go-getter (spoken)|
|Prosperous/ thriving/ flourishing|
|A triumph/ to triumph over|
- He couldn't manage it: he couldn't do it.
- To have success in sth: to succeed in doing/ to manage to do.
- To meet with success: to be successful.
- To be crowned with success: to have reached success.
- Everything went right (for him).
- He's flushed with success.
TO FAIL=> FAILURE.
|To fail in sth/ to be unsuccessful in doing sth|
|To fail to do sth|
|To be a failure|
|To be a flop|
|A fiasco/ a washout|
|In vain/ to no avail|
|To go wrong|
- There's something wrong/ There's something amiss: something's going wrong!
- To fall on one's sword: to accept the consequences of an unsuccessful or wrong action.
- To fight a losing battle: trying to do something with little chance of succeeding.
- To be a flash in the pan: the success isn't likely to be repeated.
- With flying colours: very successfully.
- To be sent on a fool's errand: to try to do something which has no chance of success.
- To be back to square one: no success in what they were trying to do, so they have to start again.
- To be in the bag: success or victory is going to be achieved.
- The game is not worth the candle: the advantages to be gained are not worth the effort involved.
- Close but no cigar: a good attempt but not quite good enough to succeed.
As you see, there are many ways to express SUCCESS or FAILURE! No problem for you! You'll pass the test!
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