One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to indicate how much someone has in their favor or to their advantage.‘Why did she do it? She had so much going for her’
- ‘We may be a small island, but we do have something going for us - a sense of humour.’
- ‘We have a great thing going for us at the club and we want to keep on the winning track.’
- ‘Small businesses have several things going for them.’
- ‘So, for a city with no urban radio station, no artists signed to major labels, and no videos in heavy rotation, we seem to have a lot going for us.’
- ‘As comedies, they have many things going for them: when good, they're fast, funny entertainment and they have license to be vulgar in the most endearing way.’
- ‘We have a few things going for us today that we didn't in 1991.’
- ‘Melissa was a bright, attractive, popular teenager with everything going for her.’
- ‘I am attractive, have a good job and have a lot going for me.’
- ‘She had so much going for her. Every teacher I spoke to at parents' evenings always said Carly could be anything she wanted to be.’
- ‘You have a lot going for you, but most people will only remember you for one thing, and a lot of them will try to copy it.’
- ‘Swindon is trying to attract people and we have a lot going for us, we are right between London and Bristol, with easy access to all sorts of great places and Wiltshire is a lovely place to live in.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.