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make great strides

To make great and rapid progress or advancement. The one-time political advisor has been making great strides toward absolute control of the country. We've made great strides in our commitment to getting the economy back on its feet, but we still have a long road ahead.
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make great strides

Advance considerably, make good progress, as in He made great strides in his study of Latin. Since its earliest recorded use in 1600, this expression has taken a number of forms- make a wide stride, take strides, make rapid strides. All of them transfer a long walking step to other kinds of progress.
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make great, rapid, etc. ˈstrides (in something/in doing something)

improve quickly or make fast progress (in something/in doing something): Ann’s made huge strides in her piano-playing.Tom has made enormous strides at school this year.
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While these and other technological advances are making great strides to secure residences, the first and most effective line of defense will usually be the well-trained security officer.
I think right now we're making great strides from when I joined the team until now.
As demand for our digital media products continues to grow, ViewCast is making great strides in achieving our goals of driving revenue growth, enhancing shareholder value and providing a path to long-term profitability.
He is already making great strides in furthering CRESA's presence in all commercial sectors.
But it's that other voice - the artistic one - where Cole is making great strides.
As yet another non-food format where grocers are making great strides, it is becoming very competitive and specialists must defend their businesses or lose yet more share.
Arthur Mutual is making great strides in Northwest Ohio at becoming a logical alternative to the more established telecom and cable providers and we're honored that our technology and support will play a big role in their continued success.
Bridge Healthcare Finance, along with its Bridge Opportunity Finance division, is making great strides in 2005, growing commitments under management from a reported over $120 million in December, 2004 to $225 million through May 31, 2005," said Randy Abrahams, president and chief executive officer of Chicago-based Bridge Healthcare Finance.
We are making great strides in expanding our European distribution network.
turn to College Partnership, it shows that our program and product is making great strides.
Vietnam is making great strides in its efforts to join the World Trade Organization, and accession would be a major step in insuring its place in the world economy.
Although these contract awards may not have a material impact on near-term results, I believe that we are making great strides toward our stated objective of becoming a pre-eminent provider of managed services to mid-market organizations in North America.
Engineous is making great strides towards delivering complementary components for our existing simulation and design frameworks.
com, Countrywide, and CENTURY 21 are making great strides in demystifying the home buying process for Spanish-speaking Hispanics.
Our team is making great strides to improve the efficiency of our products, and we believe these efforts will enable us to deploy our next-generation diode laser bars in the 2005 timeframe.