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    Question ...facts making it to a CV...?

    Hi all,
    I feel sorry about the title, but I couldn't come up with anything better!

    How would you, please, describe the underlined section in the following sentence? The speaker's wary of a man applying for a job position.

    '...what about any interesting facts that didn't quite make it to your little CV?!'

    May I have a few examples when we can use this idiom?




    So many thanks in advance!

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    Re: ...facts making it to a CV...?

    In between his job ending in 1995 and his job starting in 2006, where was he? (Maybe a 10-year jail sentence didn't 'make it to his CV').

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    Re: ...facts making it to a CV...?

    '...what about any interesting facts that didn't quite make it to (didn't get included in) your little CV?!'

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    Question Re: ...facts making it to a CV...?

    Thanks a lot for the replies. Is it just used for 'list' of items or so? May I possibly have examples from other contexts, if any, please?





    Cheers!

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    Re: ...facts making it to a CV...?

    I am the writer of a film. There was a cute scene between the hero and his dog, but the movie was running too long. So that didn't make it into the final script.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: ...facts making it to a CV...?

    ...and to continue Barb's example, if the scene did get into the final script, maybe the backers thought the film was too long and told the director to edit it out. Then it might not make it into the final cut.

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    Re: ...facts making it to a CV...?

    Is the make it [to/into ] the same as in this usage? "If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere."

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    Re: ...facts making it to a CV...?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobSmith View Post
    Is the make it [to/into ] the same as in this usage? "If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere."
    It depends on context. .

    I made it to the top of the Matterhorn. If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere.
    I was a great success in Rick's Bar. They loved me. If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere.

    Two different meanings.

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    Re: ...facts making it to a CV...?

    Originally, I had "He had to leave hollywood; he couldn't make it." - which was my original intent. I shot myself in the foot by changing it to quote the song Frank Sinatra covered, "New York, New York".

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