lose ground

lose ground
phrasal
: to become at a disadvantage : fall behind : fail to advance or improve

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lose ground
1. To fall back
2. To decline in influence, etc
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Main Entry:ground

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lose ground phrase
to go into a position where you are less strong, advanced, or successful than someone else

He led from lap one but then lost ground after several pit stops.

Thesaurus: to fail, or to stop being successfulsynonym
Main entry: lose

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lose ground
: to move slower so that you are farther away from someone or something that is in front of you

She was beginning to lose ground (to the leaders) in the race.

— often used figuratively

The political party lost ground [=became less popular or successful; did not do well] in the election.

The company is losing ground to [=falling behind; not doing as well as] its competitors.

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Main Entry:ground
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lose ground — see ground, 1
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Main Entry:lose

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