1、come to the fore
fore—adj. 在前部的; 以前的;adv.在前头，朝前头; 在前面;
n. 船头; 前部;
I wonder how he, the once poor guy, managed to come to the fore.
It is talents plus efforts that make her outstanding.
3、get advanced in the society（雅思写作重点词汇）
5、to stand out among one's peers
Chinese parents all hope their kids can stand out among their peers and make contributes to society when they grow up.
She is determined to make it to the top.
He was eager to get out of the(common)ruck and distinguish himself in some way.
Jimmy is bound to get ahead.
He desired not to be pinnacled, but to sink into the crowd.
A man has to strike out for himself if he wants to get ahead.
It's hard to make it to the top in the show business.
She's ambitious and eager to get on(in the world).
What qualities go to make a successful businessman?
He makes it in the world through sheer flattery - - I will be darn. It 's just not right.
An ugly duckling (person who at first seems unpromising but who later becomes much admired,very able,etc)