Last modified on 3 August 2014, at 03:11

make ground

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make ground

  1. (idiomatic) gain ground; make progress.
    • 2011 October 23, Tom Fordyce, “2011 Rugby World Cup final: New Zealand 8-7 France”, BBC Sport:
      Replacement Damien Traille burgled a high ball from Israel Dagg and made good ground, the All Blacks scrum coming under increasing pressure and the crowd falling silent as their World Cup dream threatened to become a nightmare.
    • 2014, The Telegraph, Ukraine's rebels prepare to defend Donetsk to the death
      Today the territory carved out for the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk "peoples' republics" is shrinking fast as the Ukrainian army makes ground.