make great strides

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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 formsmake a wide stride, take strides, make rapid strides. All of them transfer a long walking step to other kinds of progress.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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