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    did it? equals succeed in something?

    1.Does sometimes "did it" mean "make a success" depending on context?
    "did it" seems to have a nuance of accomplishing something, so how do you tell "to accomplish something" from "make a success" for "did it" as in the following?
    2.Also, how does "did it" differ from "made it"?

    ex)...Tony Gwynn, the player who won three batting championships, says, "Once you think you're where you want to be, you're not there any more."
    The greatest challenge we have as we become successful is never to rest on our success, never to feel like we've done it. The moment you feel like you've done it, that's the beginning of the end. ....

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    Re: did it? equals succeed in something?

    You are correct, broadly speaking. When you have 'done it', you have achieved what you wanted to achieve.

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