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    gaining on you

    Could you help me with the following?

    You remember Satchel Paige, the baseball player who once said, "Don't look back; something might be gaining on you."

    I'm not sure of what "gaining on" means there. Is it saying "don't look back; someone or something might catch up with you, or someone might get ahead of you"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: gaining on you

    Quote Originally Posted by unpakwon View Post
    Could you help me with the following?

    You remember Satchel Paige, the baseball player who once said, "Don't look back; something might be gaining on you."

    I'm not sure of what "gaining on" means there. Is it saying "don't look back; someone or something might catch up with you, or someone might get ahead of you"?

    Thank you.
    Yes, there will always be someone who is better than you are! Always do your best and look on the positive side! Records are meant to be broken!

    Cheers,
    Amigos4

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    Re: gaining on you

    OK. Thank you for the help.

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