jockey for position

idiom

: to try to get into a better place
The cars jockeyed for position in the first lap of the race.

Examples of jockey for position in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their complicated dynamic — a love triangle of sorts — is the central point of tension in the film, as Kathy and Johnny jockey for position in Benny’s heart. Angelique Jackson, Variety, 24 June 2024 The piecemeal nature of legalization means that the industry’s biggest companies—both domestic and international—continue to jockey for position amid a land grab for market share. Paolo Confino, Fortune, 9 Aug. 2023 Detroit Free Press Business Columnist As banks across Michigan jockey for position in this hyper-competitive marketplace, things like giving back and making services and funds more accessible to folks, including minority startups, not only lifts the community but helps banks stand out, too. Carol Cain, Detroit Free Press, 30 Mar. 2023 The endorsements come as the two independent candidates jockey for position as the front-runners for what is likely to be a single available seat in the District council’s at-large race. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 29 Sep. 2022 As these ambitious fintech startups jockey for position, a few critical factors could help separate winners from losers. Parijat Banerjee, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 Entering Friday, only two playoff seeds out of a possible 20 had been solidified, leaving teams few days left to jockey for position. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 14 May 2021 Even as the two countries jockey for position on issues ranging from Hong Kong to 5G, the development and manufacturing of batteries is likely to emerge as a modern-day arms race. Nadia Schadlow, WSJ, 30 Mar. 2021 To that end, Holmes said he was not caught off guard by last week’s maneuvering, two trades of high first-round picks — rare for their timing in March — as teams jockey for position to land one of the draft’s handful of elite talents. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 30 Mar. 2021

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“Jockey for position.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jockey%20for%20position. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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