jockey for position

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Definition of jockey for position

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

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“Jockey for position.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jockey%20for%20position. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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