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16 / 11 / 2004

TO MOVE UP THE LADDER: meaning and examples

Good morning. Yesterday we looked at the expression to get your foot in the door. Once you get your foot in the door and have established yourself in a new company, today's expression might describe the next step. Today's expression is: to move up the ladder It means: to get a better job or position in an organization. Example 1: Alison was so efficient and reliable at her job that she soon began to move up the ladder. I wouldn't be surprised if she eventually became the managing director. Example 2: David thinks that the only way to move up the corporate ladder is to be a 'yes Man' and do everything that the boss asks him to do without questions or complaints. He makes the rest of the workers look terrible! A synonym for this expression is to get a promotion or to be promoted. Example 3: David wants to get a promotion / be promoted, so he is working overtime to show his superiors what a good worker he is. If you have any questions about these expressions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Enjoy the rest of your day!