Definition of success story in English:

success story

noun

informal
  • A successful person or thing.

    ‘the European Community is one of the great success stories of the post-war world’
    • ‘Of course, it would be quite a success story if they could net him this evening or tomorrow.’
    • ‘And its success story has come at just the right time for the city's economy.’
    • ‘It has been an unlikely success story, for the Frenchman initially struggled to fit into his new surroundings.’
    • ‘The 26-year-old is staking her claim to become a success story in the business world.’
    • ‘Five years later, it was registered as a private limited company and the success story continued.’
    • ‘The club has become a major success story in the town since its launch and now has a few hundred regular members.’
    • ‘The traditional craftsmen of the sleepy hamlet of Kottapuram are weaving a success story.’
    • ‘Fox News is indeed a remarkable success story - and it's still less than a decade old.’
    • ‘A success story, in other words, giving great hope for the future of Europe.’
    • ‘In short, Britain's trade in services is a huge success story which is scarcely ever told, and it extends to Asia.’
    • ‘Some of their employers and even some of the women themselves were very shy about going public with their success story.’
    • ‘It is so wonderful to finally have a happy success story, as opposed to a frantic and sad run to the vet.’
    • ‘Animation in Scotland is what sometimes seems like a rare beast around these parts: a genuine success story.’
    • ‘This is a success story that Scottish teams have yet to revel in.’
    • ‘A real life story that runs on the lines of a success story of an Indian in Austria would be ideal, she feels.’
    • ‘Where else can you achieve an overnight success story as succinct as theirs?’
    • ‘This was not just an achievement at an entertainment show but a success story.’
    • ‘The Chief Justice held up the Family Court as a success story in doing things differently.’
    • ‘For a tourist success story, Scotland needs only to look across the sea.’
    • ‘Compared with this dire record, the success story of government policy has been all about Sure Start and early years.’
    worker, organizer, activist, man of action, achiever, high achiever, succeeder, hustler, entrepreneur
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Pronunciation

success story