make up (the) leeway

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Definition of make up (the) leeway

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: to get back into a good position or situation after one has fallen behind They're so far behind that they have little hope of making up the leeway on the leaders.

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“Make up (the) leeway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20up%20%28the%29%20leeway. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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