get ahead

get ahead  {v.}
1.  {informal}
To become successful.
Mr. Brown was a good lawyer and soon began to get ahead.
The person with a good education finds it easier to get ahead.
2. To be able to save money; get out of debt.
In a few more years he will be able to get ahead.
After Father pays all the doctor bills, maybe we can get a little money ahead and buy a car.
Categories: informal money verb