close the gap


: to reduce or eliminate a difference between two people, groups, or things
often + between
We hope to close the gap between well-funded suburban schools and the struggling schools in poorer communities.

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Recent Examples on the Web Sullivan, the national security adviser, contested the notion that there is a significant delta between the U.S. position and the developing world, saying American diplomats have worked hard to close the gap. John Hudson, Washington Post, 18 Sep. 2023 In June 2023, the Women's Tennis Association announced a plan to close the gap over the next decade. Danya Bacchus, CBS News, 9 Sep. 2023 If the Blue Jays are still leading in the Wild Card, the Rangers could have a chance to close the gap or leapfrog them. Shawn McFarland, Dallas News, 6 Sep. 2023 Lined up in the left slot, Johnston made a quick move inside to sneak past Richard LeCounte and then snagged Stick’s dart of a throw before Jason Taylor II could close the gap. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 13 Aug. 2023 Early-voting turnout has been particularly higher in suburban and urban counties, through recently rural counties have started to close the gap. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, 3 Aug. 2023 Trump has such a significant lead in polls on the Republican field that one debate can't possibly close the gap, analysts said. David Jackson, USA TODAY, 24 Aug. 2023 Greg Schiano has been trying to close the gap Rutgers faces in the Big Ten Conference since returning for a second stint as the football coach late in 2019. Tom Canavan, Chicago Tribune, 21 Aug. 2023 Environmental experts in Iran say that to close the gap, the country has resorted to burning mazut, a low-quality fuel oil so polluting that residents complain of choking on white smoke. Leily Nikounazar, New York Times, 2 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Close the gap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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