Make great strides

Advance considerably, make good progress, as in He made great strides in his study of Latin. Since its earliest recorded use in 1600, this expression has taken a number of forms—make a wide stride, take strides, make rapid strides. All of them transfer a long walking step to other kinds of progress.


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  • Make history

    Do something memorable or spectacular enough to influence the course of history, as in That first space flight made history. [ Mid-1800s ]

  • Make inroads into

    Encroach on, advance at another’s expense, as in The Japanese rapidly made inroads into the computer-chip market. The noun inroad originally meant “an invasion.” [ Late 1600s ]

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