I read the following example sentence in Eastwood‘s Oxford Guide to English Grammar :
You are lucky to be winning.
Also in OED is the same construct- that of the progressive found:
the government is winning the battle against inflation
The verb win seems to me an action of achievement, i.e. it is rather instantaneous than durative. So I didn’t expect any progressive aspectuality of it and the progressive form be winning sounds rather nonsense to me. Could any one help work out a reasonable interpretation of the meaning communicated via this progressive form?