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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.
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.
The filly made ground in eyecatching style to finish a very promising fourth on her debut at Ripon.
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.
He went to hook a short ball but top-edged it on the legside and wicketkeeper Steve Davies made ground to his right to pouch the catch.
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.
CLIENT: Waterman Infrastructure & Environment Ltd PARTNERS: Wolverhampton City Council Homes and Communities Agency BDP AWARD CATEGORIES: Sustainability, Partnership Bilston Urban Village is a 40 ha site with a history of industrial processes, including mine shafts, underground workings, railway sidings, iron works and other heavy industries, domestic landfill, scrapyards, in-filled canal basins all esulting in extensive depths of made ground of variable condition.
Burton remain top s Southend made ground on the top three courtesy of a 3-1 victory over Dagenham, with Barry Corr's penalty sealing all three points for the Shrimpers after Joe Pigott and Ryan Leonard had scored either side of Ayo Obileye.
In this well-contested mares' bumper she made ground to get into contention early in the straight but couldn't pick up on heavy ground inside the last furlong.