Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

bridge the gap

bridge the gap
1) to reduce the differences or distance between two things
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • bridge the gap between the rich and poor
  • Analysis
     When you 'bridge the gap' between one thing and another, you aim to reduce the disparity, amount or distance between the two things. You might bridge a gap in knowledge, a relationship or in wealth or other measurable things. This a useful expression when discussing social issues or relating numbers to each other. It is most often used in professional or formal situations.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Do you think you might be able to bridge the gap in your income with a second job?
    2. My Spanish is coming along but I am taking a few lessons to bridge the gaps in my understanding.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. We aim to bridge the gap in the market for wearable tech amongst elderly people.
    2. This party is committed to bridging the gap in hospital waiting times between private and public patients.
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