Make up leeway In english explanation

The meaning, explanation, definition and origin of the idiom/phrase "make up leeway", English Idiom Dictionary ( also found in Vietnamese )

author Caroline Tran calendar 2021-03-02 06:03

Meaning of Make up leeway


pass on , step forward , make headway

Make up leeway British informal verb phrase

It's also known as make up the leeway

To reach a better position or get out of a bad situation after a period when you did not make enough progress

The companies who survived after the economic crisis caused by the pandemic have been slowly making up leeway as the economy recovers.

She is so far behind that she has little hope of making up the leeway on the first runner.

Other phrases about:

To lower the boom (on someone or something)

To punish someone or something harshly 

these things are sent to try us

This idiom is often used to express that you should accept an unpleasant situation or event because you cannot change it.

The author of your own misfortune
to be blamed because of one's own problem
you can't unring a bell

Once something has been done, you can do nothing but face the consequences.

to ask for trouble
to behave in a way that is likely to incur problems or difficulties

Grammar and Usage of Make up leeway

Verb Forms

  • made up leewway
  • makes up leeway

The verb "make" should be conjugated according to its tense

Origin of Make up leeway

Leeway, which dates from the mid 17th century, was the nautical term for the drift of a ship towards the side downwind of its course. This phrase dating from the early 19th century is used figuratively.


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