have a leg up


: to have an advantage over others
The company has a leg up on the competition thanks to the recent publicity.

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Recent Examples on the Web By mostly avoiding them, Apple could have a leg up on other retailers on Amazon. Emma Roth, The Verge, 10 Nov. 2023 Though neither Scalise nor Jordan has enough votes to lead the party, the Ohio lawmaker seems to have a leg up. Erin B. Logan, Los Angeles Times, 11 Oct. 2023 Computer science is a viable career path and Black children will have a leg up in it thanks to a new program. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 29 Sep. 2023 Promising second-year players C.J. Hicks and Gabe Powers have a leg up on knowledge of the position. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 3 Aug. 2023 For anyone looking to go viral, mash-ups by definition have a leg up thanks to their captivating mix of familiarity and novelty. Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 1 Aug. 2023 Dorian Finney-Smith appears to have a leg up at power forward after averaging 7.2 points and 4.9 rebounds in 26 games after coming over from the Dallas Mavericks last season. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 23 June 2023 Chicago baseball report: Starting pitching is giving White Sox and Cubs a glimmer of hope in substandard divisions Because both the White Sox and Cubs play in substandard divisions, the teams with the best starting pitching figure to have a leg up on their divisional foes. Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, 19 June 2023 So where do Oru’s origami ‘yaks have a leg up on inflatable options? Lydia Price, Travel + Leisure, 12 July 2023 See More

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“Have a leg up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20a%20leg%20up. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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