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
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)
The woman enrolled on a college courseto fill a gap in her knowledgeof social media.
Upskilling is an excellent way of filling a gap in your understandingof something.
I was really hungry, so I just ate a chocolate barto fill the gap until dinner.
Professional Examples (Basic)
It is my responsibility to identify and fill gapsin knowledge within the company.
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 tofill that gap in knowledge.
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