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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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He said that the MQM members are making ground so that they can put the blame on others later on for the chaos in their party.
Qadri believed that Shehbaz will take his last breath at the hands of Angel of Death and his party was only making ground arrangements for that to happen.
But, after making ground on the leaders in the second half of the contest, Tom Queally's mount showed push-button acceleration to stride clear and beat King''s Pavilion by four and a half lengths.
Contract Awarded for Dicle University Central Student Cafeteria of Repair and Sks Department of Administrative the Corridor Where the Office Making Ground Tender.
is making ground every day in the global competition.
The first goal came from a quick breakaway with Ian Henderson making ground down the left and when his low cross evaded the outstretched leg of Cheltenham's Matt Richards, Peter Vincenti was on hand to beat goalkeeper Scott Brown with a low shot.
Racing keenly before making ground to be in a challenging position early in the straight, he made a mistake at the second-last and faded after the final flight.
Cowden were stunned but hit back, Scott Linton making ground on the left before crossing for Mark Ramsay whose low shot was blocked by Kevin Cuthbert at the expense of a corner.
Douwe Egberts hopes to take the grind out of making ground coffee with the launch of a compressed ground coffee tablet - a UK first, it claims.
The five-year-old was making ground on the leaders when brought down halfway in the race won by Our Girl Salley.
The United States has also been making ground for the upcoming talks with several high-ranking officials making trips to Pakistan in the recent past.
Capricorn, Bellshill With Pluto in your sign, it's all about wiping the slate clean and making ground rules for you.
The participants of the rally said that the conspiring elements were once again destabilizing the democracy and making ground for the undemocratic forces but the countrys recent situation was not in the situation to face any unusual circumstances.
But I can see the Blues making ground in the opposite direction, especially if Villa continue to progress in Europe.
They have been beating us by 40 points in the past it was 19-15 at the Recreation Ground last weekend so you can see that we are making ground on themand that we'removing into a different environment where we can start to compete against the top sides in the division - the full-time sides.