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make great strides

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

To make significant and rapid progress or advances. We've made rapid strides in our commitment to getting the economy back on its feet, but we still have a long road ahead. The one-time political advisor has been making rapid strides toward absolute control of the country.
See also: make, rapid, stride
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: great, make, stride
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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.
See also: make, stride
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