get/have/gain a/the jump on

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Definition of get/have/gain a/the jump on

: to get or have an early advantage over (someone) by acting quickly or doing something first The company came out with its software earlier than expected and got the jump on its competitors.

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“Get/have/gain a/the jump on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%2Fhave%2Fgain%20a%2Fthe%20jump%20on. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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