1 come, make one's appearance, appear, turn up, Colloq show up; Slang hit (town), blow in:
She arrived only two minutes before the plane was to take off.
2 succeed, prosper, get ahead (in the world), reach the top, Colloq make it, make the grade, get somewhere, get there:
Yuppies believe that once they own a fur coat and a Mercedes, they've arrived.
3 arrive at. come or get to, reach; attain:
I think that Crumley has arrived at the stage in his career where he merits a promotion.