Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

go from strength to strength

go from strength to strength
Meaning(s)
1) become increasingly better or more successful
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    • go from strength to strength
  • Analysis
    This expression can be used to refer to a gradual improvement over time that moves somebody or something from a bad situation or level to one that is increasingly good, or from one level of success to another. It is commonly used in both a social and professional context and has a similar meaning to the phrase 'come on in leaps and bounds.'
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. We had a bad setback in our relationship last year, but since then it has been going from strength to strength.
    2. My mother was very sick in September but she’s recovering well and going from strength to strength.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Ever since we diversified our business, we have gone from strength to strength.
    2. Person A: "How do you think Emma will do in her new role?" Person B: "Once she gets over her initial nerves, I think she'll go from strength to strength."
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