To lose ground

Related to To lose ground: along the lines, without a hitch, take a back seat
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Come, come," cried D'Artagnan, "we must finish with this," and in his turn he pressed Mordaunt hard, who continued to lose ground, but evidently on purpose and without letting his sword leave the line for a moment.
Still one of the finest racers on the PS3, it's hard not to feel Gran Turismo is beginning to lose ground to the Forza
Summary: KARACHI -- The Pakistani rupee continues to lose ground and inched towards the magical figure of Rs100 against the US dollar as it reached an all-time high on Tuesday.
Combined with the existing downward pressure prompted by already published weak earnings reports, stocks faced across-the-board selling from the opening and continued to lose ground through the session, the analysts said.
Bulgaria continued to lose ground in the FIFA rankings, sliding down to 39th in April, one spot lower than in March.
are about to create an "A-Team" of "power subs" to respond to local parent concerns that students stand to lose ground when their regular teachers are absent.
If black students in the sample continue to lose ground through 9th grade at the rate experienced in the first two years of school, they will lag behind white students on average by a full standard deviation in raw math and reading scores and by more than two-thirds of a standard deviation in math even after controlling for observable characteristics (the gap would be substantially smaller in reading).
Deeside Firsts pushed Le Sport to the last game of the night before falling 3-2 to lose ground in the chase for third spot.
5625 in late August 1998 and continued to lose ground intermittently, closing the year at $6.
While we continue to lose ground in what were once respected international relationships, we are losing the battle for supremacy in international trade.
Brokers said Tokyo stocks continued to lose ground as measures taken by U.
5625 in late August 1998, and continued to lose ground intermittently, closing the year at $6.