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    managed to cover good ground

    I held my head high and walked straight to the fi rst medium lane I came to. A guy doing freestyle was the only swimmer. Even I could tell that his technique was bad, but he still managed to cover good ground.

    on this sentence, what does this mean >> managed to cover good ground ??


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    Re: managed to cover good ground

    In this context, it just means that he was able to swim relatively fast (in spite of his bad technique).

    Greg

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    Re: managed to cover good ground

    Maybe it means that his swimming was just fine and approvable, though the technique was bad....

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    Re: managed to cover good ground

    Thanks guys

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    Re: managed to cover good ground

    A guy doing freestyle was the only swimmer. Even I could tell that his technique was bad, but he still managed to cover good ground.


    "covering good ground" means to move fast.

    He swam fast.



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    Re: managed to cover good ground

    Maybe it means that his swimming was just fine and approvable, though the technique was bad....
    Yes, fine and approvable* because he was fast.

    The point is that the idea of covering ground has to do with the idea of covering distance, and covering distance translates to speed here.

    Greg

    *This form of the word is very seldom used, although it's not wrong. How about satisfactory, acceptable, adequate, or passable?

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    Re: managed to cover good ground

    Thanks everybody

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