(someone) was able to (do something)

You can use this phrase to talk about accomplishing something that was difficult. For example, you can talk about getting money to start a business:

A: Where did you get the money?

B: I was able to convince some friends and family to invest in it.

Or you can talk about finishing a project faster than you expected:

We were able to get it done in less than a week.

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