Something you achieve is like a building, and the process of achieving it is like the process of building something.
- They built up the business over 20 years.
- The organization was built on traditional principles.
- This web site is still under construction.
- They laid the foundations for future success with a carefully balanced range of products.
- This was the blueprint for success.
- She was the architect of the company's expansion overseas.
- It is a towering achievement.
- These developments threatened the whole edifice of government.
- All her life's work was in ruins.
- Strong foreign markets are the building blocks of a successful economy.
- Everything seemed to come crashing down around them.
Trying to achieve something is like cooking a meal, and you can do this well or badly.
- Can you give us your recipe for running a successful business?
- This plan is a recipe for disaster.
- Of all the half-baked ideas I've ever heard of, this is the craziest.
- I think we should put the whole question on the back burner for now.
- The proof of the pudding will lie in the deal he manages to strike.
- You know what they say about too many cooks: well, they certainly spoiled this particular broth!
- We're not making much progress, so it's time to throw something new into the mix.
- Unfortunately they overegged the pudding by adding a troupe of dancers and a jazz band.
- Now we're really cooking!