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To be likely to succeed

be halfway there

to have an advantage that will help you to be successful

be in/out of the running

to have some chance/no chance of success

you can’t go wrong

used for saying that a particular thing will always be suitable or successful

have something in your pocket

if you have something such as a game or a business deal in your pocket, you are definitely going to win it or complete it successfully

have a fighting chance

to have a good chance of being successful

stand a chance/hope (of doing something)

to be likely to achieve something

be in with a shout

to have a chance of winning

be in with a chance

to have a good chance of achieving something

someone should/will go far

used for saying that you think someone will be successful in the future

the cards are stacked in someone’s favour

used for saying that someone will probably be successful

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the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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