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Daemon
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make ground

To become more successful, popular, important, or accepted. More...

KSPavan
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make ground — To become more successful, popular, important, or accepted.
Wilmar (USA)
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In my neck of the woods, the expression is "gaining ground".
Emel Rapchan
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For having a number of idioms related to GROUND, let me put some of them here

make ground - to become more popular or accepted
- The vegetarianism is making ground amongst the athlete community in the US.
- The government has made ground in regards to their intentions to approve the death penalty for drugs crimes. (only hypothetically)

make ground on (someone or something) - to advance and prosper at the expense of someone (or something) else
- The government has made ground on the recent drugs scandals to approve the death penalty for this kind of crime.
- She is playing on us by making ground on our recent problems.

make/gain ground against (something) - to advance in value in comparison to something else, especially currency.
- The US dollar has been making ground against the euro recently as the Brexit process is going on.
- Recently, the dollar gained ground against Brazilian Reais (BRL) due to Brazilian Exchange Market's variations and uncertainties.

gain ground - (the same of make) + to advance toward some desired location
- The Government army has gained ground in the rebel territory overnight.

gain ground on(someone or something) - (the same of make) + to advance toward some desired location
- The company has gained ground on us by playing a very unfair game on us.
- The enemy army has gained ground on us, since the evening. Our troops are gaining ground on hostile position.

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