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make ground

To become more successful, popular, important, or accepted. The opposition to vaccinating children, while still a definite minority, has been making ground in recent years. No one thought our fast food chain would do well in a country like India, but we've started making ground!
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Viliami Iongi seized on a loose kick, and made ground for Iolo Evans to claim a corner try that Williams converted.
The filly made ground in eyecatching style to finish a very promising fourth on her debut at Ripon.
It ran into the path of Wales Under-20 wing Kristian Phillips, and the young Osprey made ground before sending centre Luke Ford over for an overlap try that settled the issue.
After rescue and recuperation, he rejoined his squadron and completed his tour, was then sent to Malta and made ground controller of a satellite fighter airfield, and eventually returned to the UK after contracting malaria.
LONDON: Manchester City made ground in the battle for fourth place in the Premier League on Tuesday but looked a long way from Champions League material as they struggled to an forgettable 2-0 home win over Bolton Wanderers.
Carmel has made ground transportation a science with easy ordering, on time arrival, reasonable prices and a smooth transition from pick up to the delivery of the client to their destination.
It's still going to be difficult but we have made ground on Peterhead and Stirling who we face next week.
STC's market share fell to 64 per cent, as Mobily made ground.
At that stage a medal seemed unlikely, but she started accelerating on the final lap and slowly but surely made ground on the leaders.
Caersws also made ground on the leaders after winning 2-0 at Four Crosses.
Wales' former vice captain Michael Owen made ground to set up a ruck before scrum-half Gareth Baber swung the ball wide for full-back Gareth Wyatt to put in flying wing Gareth Chapman from 20 metres.
In a cracker of a match Cardiff went ahead when Hill made ground before crossing from the left.
The slick Reece Brown nabbed the ball off Ayrton Wassell as Derby dallied deep and was then felled by the same player as he made ground into the area.
Brown made ground with every carry, did not miss a tackle and his influence when England were down to 14 men with James Haskell in the sin-bin was close to match-winning.