"it's not easy to find a job but if I keep trying I think I'll succeed".
which phrasal verb could I use instead of "succeed"?
"to make it"?
I actually said "it's not easy to find a job but if I keep trying I think I'll make it!"
to a native and I wonder if I said something stupid.
do you think it sounds stupid or non-native?
But, note that 'make it' could address things that are outside of getting a job. Actually even your 'keep trying' does not necessarily address getting a job, JC. It may mean that overall, with a job, which is usually necessary, overall, to a life, that your whole situation will improve.
My "make it" was about getting a job only.
A few replies above u provided lots of options of how to express this idea with a phrasal verb but it's very difficult for me to work with so many options.
I realize fully, that that would have been the problem, JC. You should consider the majority of these as passive acquisitions, noting that they have different nuances. ESLs should try to expand their passive vocabulary to enhance understanding. This is the same for native speakers. We get by with a fairly small active vocabulary but we have a large passive vocab.
Which option is the best for a foreigner whose memory is always leaking?
"To get there"?
"To have success"?