It’s “Reculer” time … I’m afraid …

When
both
advancing
and
consolidating
are
being-inhibited

i.e.
dismally-absolutely
failing

It is time to start
majorly
“reculing pour mieux sauter-ing” –


i.e.
“withdrawing in order to be better forwards-leaping*

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ASTERISKED
*
Rhymes with
creeping” –


[ and very appositely rightly so this time !!! ]