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    The US has lost ground as an economic hegemon

    The US has lost ground as an economic hegemon.

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    Does the sentence mean the US is no longer an economic hegemon, or it still is, but not at its best?

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    Re: The US has lost ground as an economic hegemon

    Quote Originally Posted by jiaruchan View Post
    The US has lost ground as an economic hegemon.

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    Does the sentence mean the US is no longer an economic hegemon, or it still is, but not at its best?
    It still is, but not as much as it used to be.
    "Losing ground" is a metaphor from war. Two sides are fighting. If one side manages to move into the other's territory, they are "gaining ground" (literally), while the other side is "losing ground".

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