gain\ ground

v. phr.
1. To go forward; move ahead.

The soldiers fought hard and began to gain ground.

2. To become stronger; make progress; improve.

The sick man gained ground after being near death.

Under Lincoln, the Republican Party gained ground.

Contrast: lose ground

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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