get ahead

[get ahead] {v.} 1. {informal} To become successful.

Mr. Brownwas a good lawyer and soon began to get ahead.

The person with agood education finds it easier to get ahead.

2. To be able to savemoney; get out of debt.

In a few more years he will be able to getahead.

After Father pays all the doctor bills, maybe we can get alittle money ahead and buy a car.