Here are some useful idioms for describing success and our way to the top!
«To hit a home run» means to do something that is very successful.
The company hit a home run with their latest product, which has been flying off the shelves in the stores (=selling very quickly).
«To be home free» means that you have finish the difficult or dangerous part of an activity and are now sure you`ll finishing it successfully.
We just need to pass the math exam and then we’re home free!
«A track record» is all the achievements or failures that someone or something has had in the past.
We hired Anna because she has a great track record of finishing all her projects on time.
If you’re «back to square one», you have to start working on a plan from the beginning because it failed the first time.
The company management didn’t like our ideas for the marketing campaign so we’re back to square one.
If you do something such as «pass an exam with flying colours», you do it very successfully.
John was really nervous before his driving test but of course he passed with flying colors!