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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 appropriate or successful

someone should/will go far

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

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 onto a winner

to have something that is clearly going to be very popular or successful

the cards are stacked in someone’s favor

used for saying that someone will probably be successful

someone’s getting there

used for saying that someone is close to achieving something, especially when this is difficult or is taking a long time

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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bottom line

the amount of money that a business makes or loses

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