make it
phrasal 1. a. to be successful <
trying to make it in the big time as a fashion photographer — Joe Kane
b. to be satisfactory or pleasing <
if it isn't danceable, it doesn't make it for me — Judy Hyman
2. to have sexual intercourse 3. survive, live <
half the cubs won't make it through their first year

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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