work your way up sth

work your way up sth (also work your way up to sth)
to do a series of jobs at different levels in an organization until you reach a position at the top of the organization: »

She joined the company as a sales rep but worked her way up to managing director.

work your way up the ladder/hierarchy/ranks »

I'd like to stay here and work my way up the audit career ladder.

Main Entry: work

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • work your way through something — ˌwork your way ˈthrough sth idiom to do sth from beginning to end, especially when it takes a lot of time or effort • She worked her way through the pile of documents. Main entry: ↑wayidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • work — ▪ I. work work 1 [wɜːk ǁ wɜːrk] verb 1. [intransitive] to do a job that you are paid for: • Harry is 78 and still working. • Most of the people I went to school with work in factories. work for • David works for a broadcasting company …   Financial and business terms

  • work — work1 W1S1 [wə:k US wə:rk] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(do a job for money)¦ 2¦(do your job)¦ 3¦(help)¦ 4¦(do an activity)¦ 5¦(try to achieve something)¦ 6¦(machine/equipment)¦ 7¦(be effective/successful)¦ 8¦(have an effect)¦ 9¦(art/style/literature)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • way — way1 W1S1 [weı] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(method)¦ 2¦(manner)¦ 3¦(direction/how to go somewhere)¦ 4¦(part of something that is true)¦ 5¦(distance/time)¦ 6¦(the space in front of you)¦ 7 make way (for something/somebody) 8 out of the way 9 on the/your/its way …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • work — 1 verb DO A JOB 1 (I) to do a job that you are paid for: Harry is 78, and still working. (+ for): David works for the BBC. | work as a secretary/builder etc: She works as a management consultant for a design company. | work long hours/nights etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • way — 1 /weI/ noun METHOD 1 (C) a method of doing something: These vegetables can be cooked in several different ways. | At that time, the Pill was the easiest way of ensuring effective contraception. | I ve altered the way I teach science. | I ll tell …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • work — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 effort/product of effort ADJECTIVE ▪ hard ▪ It s hard work trying to get him to do a few things for himself. ▪ It doesn t require skill it s a matter of sheer hard work. ▪ arduous, back breakin …   Collocations dictionary

  • way — noun 1 method/style ADJECTIVE ▪ convenient, easy, effective, efficient, good, ideal, practical, quick, simple, useful …   Collocations dictionary

  • work*/*/*/ — [wɜːk] verb I 1) to have a job Dominic works part time.[/ex] She works for a big law firm in the city.[/ex] She worked as a journalist.[/ex] I hope to work in marketing when I m older.[/ex] 2) [I] to spend time and use effort trying to achieve… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • work out — UK US work out Phrasal Verb with work({{}}/wɜːk/ verb ► to be successful or develop in a particular way: »I hope your new job works out. ► to have a particular result or type of result: »These figures work out different every time I do them. »It… …   Financial and business terms

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