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ahead of making more progress or having more success than. [1/3 definitions]
arrive to gain an end; achieve success. [1/2 definitions]
back to bet on the success of. [1/15 definitions]
batting average (informal) one's degree of success at some endeavor. [1/2 definitions]
big-time success, often of a public kind (usu. preceded by "the"). [1/2 definitions]
black sheep one who differs from and is often an embarrassment or disgrace to his or her family or group. This may be be due to this person's disreputable behavior, lack of worldly success, or difference in belief or point of view from that of the group.
careerism zealous pursuit of success in a career, often at the expense of family life, ethics, or the like.
Cinderella anyone who achieves sudden success or happiness after a period of failure or misery. [1/2 definitions]
Cinderella story an account of a person, athletic team, or the like that achieves sudden, inexplicable success.
come back to return to success or prominence after a decline. [1/5 definitions]
competitive standing a good chance of success in a competition. [1/3 definitions]
cope1 to contend or struggle, esp. with some success (often fol. by "with"). [1/2 definitions]
desperate done as a last effort, without great hope of success. [1/4 definitions]
drawback an impediment to the success or desirability of something; negative feature; flaw.
Espionage Act a U.S. law passed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1917, shortly after the U.S. entered World War I. The Espionage Act made it a crime to convey information with the intent to interfere with the operation of the U.S. military or its recruitment of troops, to disclose information relating to national defense, or to promote the success of the country's enemies.
fighting chance a slight possibility of victory or success if great effort is exerted.
flying colors outstanding success; excellent fashion; triumph.
fortune prosperity or success, esp. as aided by luck. [1/4 definitions]
future a particular condition, esp. of success or failure, in the time yet to come. [1/7 definitions]
get to first base (informal) to make initial progress or have some initial success.
glory the state of greatest happiness, prosperity, or success. [1/8 definitions]