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With the economy showing fresh signs of weakness, the measure advanced past a key hurdle on a 223-205 vote.
None of the men, in singles or doubles, advanced past the quarterfinals.
Does the underlined expression mean the same as "advanced beyond"? Can I use "overcome" instead?
Re: advanced past
You overcome an obstacle; the quarterfinals aren't one; and the use of 'hurdle' in that context is either wrong or so abstract a metaphor as not to behave like an obstacle.
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