Значение идиомы lose ground

[lose ground] 1. To go backward; retreat.

The soldiers began tolose ground when their leader was killed.

Compare: GIVE GROUND. 2. Tobecome weaker; get worse; not improve.

The sick man began to loseground when his cough grew worse.

When the Democrats are in power, the Republicans lose ground.

Contrast: GAIN GROUND.

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