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Also, make it to. Reach a certain point or goal, as in Do you think she'll make it to graduation? or We finally made it to Chicago. [c. 1900]
Succeed; also, win acceptance. For example, When he won the prize he realized he'd finally made it, or Jane longed to make it with the crowd from Society Hill. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
Also, make it with. Have sexual intercourse, as in Tom bragged that he'd made it with Sue last night. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
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