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steal a march on

Definition of steal a march on

chiefly British

  1. :  to get ahead of or win an advantage over (someone) in an unexpected and clever way <He stole a march on his competitors by being the first to put the product on the market.>



Word by Word Definitions

stealplay
  1. :  to take the property of another wrongfully and especially as a habitual or regular practice

    :  to come or go secretly, unobtrusively, gradually, or unexpectedly

    :  to steal or attempt to steal a base

  1. :  the act or an instance of stealing

    :  a fraudulent or questionable political deal

    :  bargain

marchplay
  1. :  a border region :  frontier

  1. :  to have common borders or frontiers

  1. :  to move along steadily usually with a rhythmic stride and in step with others

    :  to move in a direct purposeful manner :  proceed

    :  to make steady progress :  advance

  1. :  a musical composition that is usually in duple or quadruple time with a strongly accentuated beat and that is designed or suitable to accompany marching

    :  the action of marching

    :  the distance covered within a specific period of time by marching


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