make inroads into something

make inroads into something
make inroads into/in/on/something phrase
to take or use a large part of something

European cars have started to make inroads into the Japanese market.

All these repair bills are making huge inroads into my savings.

Thesaurus: to use all or a lot of somethingsynonym
Main entry: inroad

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make inroads into/on sth idiom
if one thing makes inroads into another, it has a noticeable effect on the second thing, especially by reducing it, or influencing it

Tax rises have made some inroads into the country's national debt.

By the 1950s, television had made great inroads into the territory of the news magazines.

Main entry:inroadidiom

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