lose ground

lose ground
give (or lose) ground retreat or lose one's advantage.
Main Entry: ground

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  • lose ground — index retreat Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lose ground — phrasal : to become at a disadvantage : fall behind : fail to advance or improve * * * lose ground 1. To fall back 2. To decline in influence, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑ground * * * lose ground phrase to go into a position wh …   Useful english dictionary

  • lose ground — Ⅰ. give/lose ground ► to become less popular or successful: »Smaller parties always lose ground in elections. give/lose ground to sb »The firm is continuing to give ground to its foreign rivals. Main Entry: ↑ground Ⅱ. lose ground …   Financial and business terms

  • lose ground — 1. To go backward; retreat. * /The soldiers began to lose ground when their leader was killed./ Compare: GIVE GROUND. 2. To become weaker; get worse; not improve. * /The sick man began to lose ground when his cough grew worse./ * /When the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lose ground — 1. To go backward; retreat. * /The soldiers began to lose ground when their leader was killed./ Compare: GIVE GROUND. 2. To become weaker; get worse; not improve. * /The sick man began to lose ground when his cough grew worse./ * /When the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lose\ ground — 1. To go backward; retreat. The soldiers began to lose ground when their leader was killed. Compare: give ground 2. To become weaker; get worse; not improve. The sick man began to lose ground when his cough grew worse. When the Democrats are in… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lose ground — 1. to become less valuable. Stocks lost ground today despite good economic news. 2. to become less successful. The school allows young people to continue their education and not lose ground while in jail. Opposite of: gain ground …   New idioms dictionary

  • lose ground — slide back, lose power, fall behind    Every day we lose ground in the battle to save the environment …   English idioms

  • lose ground — Those who throw dirt are sure to lose ground …   English expressions

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