Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

fill a gap

fill a gap
1) add what is needed to make something complete
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    • fill a gap in knowledge/understanding
  • Analysis
    To ‘fill a gap’ means to add what is required in order to fulfill a need or make something whole or complete. A ‘gap’ is a void or empty space. You can ‘fill a gap in knowledge’, ‘fill a gap in a collection’ ‘fill a gap in staffing’ etc. You will hear this used more often in professional contexts or formal situations.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The woman enrolled on a college course to fill a gap in her knowledge of social media.
    2. Upskilling is an excellent way of filling a gap in your understanding of something.
    3. I was really hungry, so I just ate a chocolate bar to fill the gap until dinner.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. It is my responsibility to identify and fill gaps in knowledge within the company.
    2. We have noticed that a number of our customers are not aware of some of our most advanced features so we have redesigned our customer onboarding to fill that gap in knowledge.
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