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1‘the European personal computer market continued to prosper’
do well, get on well, go well, fare well
thrive, flourish, flower, bloom, blossom, burgeon, grow vigorously, shoot up
boom, expand, spread, pick up, improve, come on
succeed, be successful, make it, do all right for oneself, get ahead, progress, make progress, make headway, advance, get on in the world, go up in the world, arrive, fly high, make one's mark, make good, become rich, strike gold, strike oil, be in clover
informal go places, go great guns, make the big time, be in the pink, be fine and dandy, be on easy street, live the life of Riley
archaic make good speed
fail, collapse, crash
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