make way

(idiomatic, intransitive) To give place or step aside.

Example: To make progress.
  He was starting to make his way in the world.
2008 September 15, Philip P. Pan, “In Wake of Georgian War, Russian Media Feel Heat”, Washington Post, page A14:
  Many analysts say he remains Russia's paramount leader despite stepping down as president to make way for Medvedev
2011 September 24, Aled Williams, “Chelsea 4 - 1 Swansea”[1], BBC Sport:
  Chelsea made two changes to the side that lost at Manchester United, with Frank Lampard making way for John Obi Mikel and Nicolas Anelka starting ahead of Didier Drogba.