TO MOVE UP THE LADDER
16 / 11 / 2004
TO MOVE UP THE LADDER: meaning and examples
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
: to get a better job or position in an organization.
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.
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
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!