make up the leeway

make up the leeway
make up the leeway phrase
to reach a satisfactory position after a period when you did not make enough progress
Thesaurus: to make progress, or to achieve somethingsynonym
Main entry: leeway

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make up (the) leeway
Brit : to get back into a good position or situation after you have fallen behind

They're so far behind that they have little hope of making up the leeway on the leaders. [=of catching up with the leaders]

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Main Entry:leeway

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  • make up (the) leeway — Brit. struggle out of a bad position, especially by recovering lost time. → leeway …   English new terms dictionary

  • make up the leeway — ► make up (the) leeway Brit. struggle out of a bad position by recovering lost time. Main Entry: ↑leeway …   English terms dictionary

  • make up the leeway — to reach a satisfactory position after a period when you did not make enough progress …   English dictionary

  • make up leeway — To make up for lost time, ground, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑lee * * * make up (the) leeway Brit : to get back into a good position or situation after you have fallen behind They re so far behind that they have little hope of making up the leeway on… …   Useful english dictionary

  • leeway — ► NOUN 1) the amount of freedom to move or act that is available: we have a lot of leeway in how we do our jobs. 2) the sideways drift of a ship to leeward of the desired course. ● make up (the) leeway Cf. ↑make up the leeway …   English terms dictionary

  • make up leeway — ► make up (the) leeway Brit. struggle out of a bad position by recovering lost time. Main Entry: ↑leeway …   English terms dictionary

  • leeway — [[t]li͟ːweɪ[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Leeway is the freedom that someone has to take the action they want to or to change their plans. Rarely do schoolteachers have leeway to teach classes the way they want... The President said that he wanted to give… …   English dictionary

  • leeway — lee|way [ li,weı ] noun uncount the amount of freedom that someone has to make their own decisions or to take action make up the leeway to reach a satisfactory position after a period when you did not make enough progress …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • leeway — UK [ˈliːweɪ] / US [ˈlɪˌweɪ] noun [uncountable] the amount of freedom that someone has to make their own decisions or to take action • make up the leeway …   English dictionary

  • leeway — noun 1》 the amount of freedom to move or act that is available.     ↘margin of safety. 2》 the sideways drift of a ship to leeward of the desired course. Phrases make up (the) leeway Brit. struggle out of a bad position, especially by recovering… …   English new terms dictionary

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