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    get you very far

    Dear all,

    What's the meaning of the underlined?

    As an analyst at a bulge bracket firm, you can expect starting salary between...and a year-end bonus of ...to....Although this sounds like a lot of cash, remember that most sales and trading opportunities are in the New York City, where $45,000 doesn't always get you very far.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: get you very far

    Quote Originally Posted by Eartha View Post
    Dear all,

    What's the meaning of the underlined?

    As an analyst at a bulge bracket firm, you can expect starting salary between...and a year-end bonus of ...to....Although this sounds like a lot of cash, remember that most sales and trading opportunities are in the New York City, where $45,000 doesn't always get you very far.

    Thanks in advance.
    It means that $45,000 is not a lot of money in New York City, it's an expensive place to live.

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    Re: get you very far

    For info, we also use "go [very] far" when talking about amounts of money or other things which might not last long.

    I have 20 people coming for dinner but I only have one loaf of bread. That's not going to go far!

    My salary is now up to $20,000 but these days that doesn't go very far.

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    Re: get you very far

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    For info, we also use "go [very] far" when talking about amounts of money or other things which might not last long.

    I have 20 people coming for dinner but I only have one loaf of bread. That's not going to go far!

    My salary is now up to $20,000 but these days that doesn't go very far.

    Thank you for your information.

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