Definition of 'headway'
Example sentences containing 'headway'
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
But so far they have made little headway.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Officials are still looking at moves that could weaken strike action but it is understood they have made little headway.Times, Sunday Times (2013) The Sun (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Democracy made so little headway in so many Arab countries for so long that some cynics concluded it was hopeless.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
On the perennial issue of football reform his committee has failed to make much headway, despite making threats about independent regulation.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Rising obesity is one of the world's most pressing public health concerns but medicine has so far made little headway against the dilemma.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
But I did manage to make some headway for you.The Sun (2016) READING THE BIBLE AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME: Taking the Bible Seriously but Not Literally. (2001) Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Artillery jets and gunships attacked the city on Friday, but ground troops struggled to make much headway.The Sun (2015)
Given their outperformance, they may struggle to make much headway for now but remain a strong long-term hold.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
They made little headway, not least because the imperial government wanted colonial money but would not grant the colonies control of the ships their money bought.The British way in Warfare - 1688-2000 (1990)
That said, on 16 times earnings the share price may struggle to make much headway in the near term.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
You may not manage to make much practical headway, but at least you'll have a good time catching up with the gossip.The Sun (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2010)
It said that unless the Government cuts the cost of benefits given to elderly people, it will make no real headway on the deficit.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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