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make it

part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to do well; succeed.
It took years, but she finally made it as a writer.Congratulations! You've really made it!It's hard to make it in this very competitive business.
definition 2: to succeed in arriving in time for something, or to succeed in attending or reaching something (often fol. by "to").
We weren't sure if we would make it to the station in time, but somehow we managed it.Thanks for coming to our party; we're so glad you could make it!I'm sorry I couldn't make it to the meeting the other day.It's a miracle we got here. We were so late getting to the airport that I didn't think we were going to make it onto the plane.I started out well, but I couldn't make it to the finish line.