have the advantage over someone

be victorious over someone, be in a superior position

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • have the advantage of — phrasal : to have superiority over; specifically : to have or profess a personal knowledge of (someone) that is not reciprocal often used as a polite disclaimer of acquaintanceship I m afraid you have the advantage of me * * * have the advantage… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have the jump on — ► get (or have) the jump on informal, chiefly N. Amer. get (or have) an advantage over (someone) due to prompt action. Main Entry: ↑jump …   English terms dictionary

  • have the upper hand — have (or gain) the upper hand have or gain advantage or control over someone or something * * * gain, get, have, etc. the ˌupper ˈhand idiom to get an advantage over sb so that you are in control of a particular situation Main entry: ↑upperidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • get the jump on someone — have/get/the jump on someone informal phrase to be in a stronger position than someone else The Japanese, once again, may be embarrassing the US manufacturers by getting the jump on them. Thesaurus: to be in chargesynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn the tables on someone — turn the tables on (someone) to change a situation so that you now have an advantage over someone who previously had an advantage over you. She turned the tables on her rival with allegations of corruption …   New idioms dictionary

  • get the bulge on someone — (old sl) To have or get a decided advantage over someone ● bulge …   Useful english dictionary

  • get (or have) the jump on N. Amer. — get (or have) the jump on N. Amer. informal get (or have) an advantage over (someone) due to prompt action. → jump …   English new terms dictionary

  • have a leg up on someone — have a leg up on (someone) American to have an advantage over someone else. She probably has a leg up on the other applicants for the job because she has more experience …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a leg up on — (someone) American to have an advantage over someone else. She probably has a leg up on the other applicants for the job because she has more experience …   New idioms dictionary

  • have an edge on — have an advantage (over someone) Their team has an edge on the race to win the high school football championship …   Idioms and examples


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