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gain ground

to make progress; to advance; to become more important or popular. Our new product is gaining ground against that of our competitor. Since the government announced its new policies, the opposition has been gaining ground.
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gain ground

to become more successful The United States is gaining ground as a cotton producer.
Opposite of: lose ground
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gain ground

if a political party or a belief gains ground, it becomes more popular or accepted (often in continuous tenses) The Republicans are gaining ground in the Southern states.
See have the upper hand
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gain ground

1. Advance, make progress; also, win acceptance. For example, The new conservation policy is gaining ground among the voters. This expression alludes to a military advance in which an army literally takes territory from the enemy. Its figurative use dates from about 1800. For an antonym, see lose ground.
2. gain ground on or upon . Encroach on, advance at the expense of. For example, Door-to-door canvassing helped them gain ground on the opposition.
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gain ground

To progress, advance, or increase: Stock prices gained ground yesterday.
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