lost ground

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of lost ground

: lost popularity or success
  • She's been lagging at the polls, but hopes to recover/recoup lost ground with tonight's debate.

Word by Word Definitions

lost play
  1. : not made use of, won, or claimed

  2. : no longer possessed

  3. : no longer known

ground play
  1. : the bottom of a body of water

  2. : sediment

  3. : ground coffee beans after brewing

  1. : to bring to or place on the ground

  2. : to cause to run aground

  3. : to provide a reason or justification for

  1. : past tense and past participle of grind


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