Definition of success story in US English:

success story


  • A successful person or thing.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is so wonderful to finally have a happy success story, as opposed to a frantic and sad run to the vet.’
    • ‘Fox News is indeed a remarkable success story - and it's still less than a decade old.’
    • ‘Compared with this dire record, the success story of government policy has been all about Sure Start and early years.’
    • ‘In short, Britain's trade in services is a huge success story which is scarcely ever told, and it extends to Asia.’
    • ‘A success story, in other words, giving great hope for the future of Europe.’
    • ‘Where else can you achieve an overnight success story as succinct as theirs?’
    • ‘Some of their employers and even some of the women themselves were very shy about going public with their success story.’
    • ‘It has been an unlikely success story, for the Frenchman initially struggled to fit into his new surroundings.’
    • ‘The traditional craftsmen of the sleepy hamlet of Kottapuram are weaving a success story.’
    • ‘Five years later, it was registered as a private limited company and the success story continued.’
    • ‘Animation in Scotland is what sometimes seems like a rare beast around these parts: a genuine success story.’
    • ‘A real life story that runs on the lines of a success story of an Indian in Austria would be ideal, she feels.’
    • ‘And its success story has come at just the right time for the city's economy.’
    • ‘The club has become a major success story in the town since its launch and now has a few hundred regular members.’
    • ‘For a tourist success story, Scotland needs only to look across the sea.’
    • ‘Of course, it would be quite a success story if they could net him this evening or tomorrow.’
    • ‘This is a success story that Scottish teams have yet to revel in.’
    • ‘The 26-year-old is staking her claim to become a success story in the business world.’
    worker, organizer, activist, man of action, achiever, high achiever, succeeder, hustler, entrepreneur
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success story

/səkˈsɛs ˌstɔri//səkˈses ˌstôrē/