make up ground

idiom

Definition of make up ground

: to move faster in order to come closer to someone or something ahead She was trailing in the race, but she was beginning to make up ground. often used figurativelyThe campaign is trying to make up ground by advertising heavily in key states.

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“Make up ground.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20up%20ground. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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