beat one to it
Definition of beat one to it
: to succeed before another person does I wondered which of us would finish our work first, but she beat me to it by two days.
Word by Word Definitions
: to strike repeatedly:
: to hit repeatedly so as to inflict pain
: to walk on : tread
: a single stroke or blow especially in a series
: pulsation, tick
: a sound produced by or as if by beating (see 1beat)
: being in a state of exhaustion : exhausted
: sapped of resolution or morale
: of, relating to, or being beatniks
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