make inroads into sth

make inroads into sth
make inroads in/into sth
to start to have a noticeable and positive effect on something: »

The grant for a new job-creation scheme should make inroads into the community's unemployment problem.

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U.S. consumer-goods companies are finally making inroads in this fast-growing market of 45 million people.

Main Entry: inroad

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • make inroads in sth — make inroads in/into sth ► to start to have a noticeable and positive effect on something: »The grant for a new job creation scheme should make inroads into the community s unemployment problem. »U.S. consumer goods companies are finally making… …   Financial and business terms

  • make inroads into something — make inroads into/in/on/something phrase to take or use a large part of something European cars have started to make inroads into the Japanese market. All these repair bills are making huge inroads into my savings. Thesaurus: to use all or a lot… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make inroads on something — make inroads into/in/on/something phrase to take or use a large part of something European cars have started to make inroads into the Japanese market. All these repair bills are making huge inroads into my savings. Thesaurus: to use all or a lot… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make inroads in/into sth — ► to start to have a noticeable and positive effect on something: »The grant for a new job creation scheme should make inroads into the community s unemployment problem. »U.S. consumer goods companies are finally making inroads in this fast… …   Financial and business terms

  • inroads — [ˈɪnˌrəʊdz] noun make inroads into/in/on sth to take or use a large part of something[/ex] European cars have started to make inroads into the Japanese market.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • inroad — UK US /ˈɪnrəʊd/ noun [C] ► something that has a noticeable and positive effect on something you are trying to achieve: »The deal marks the first major inroad into the country s domestic market. ● make inroads in/into sth Cf. make inroads into sth …   Financial and business terms

  • inroad — in|road [ˈınrəud US roud] n [usually plural] make inroads into/on sth a) to have an important effect or influence on something, especially by taking something away from it ▪ Video is making huge inroads into attendance figures at movie theaters ( …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • American and British English differences — For the Wikipedia editing policy on use of regional variants in Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Manual of style#National varieties of English. This is one of a series of articles about the differences between British English and American English, which …   Wikipedia

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