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yawning gap

This page is about the collocation yawning gap

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

a very wide gap

For example

  • There's still a yawning gap between the rich and the poor.

  • Noam points out the yawning gap between what his country says it stands for and what it actually does.

Quick Quiz

If there's a yawning gap between what he says and what he does, he

a. should get some sleep

b. should cover his gap

c. shouldn't be trusted

Contributor: Matt Errey