have the jump on someone

have the jump on someone
have/get/the jump on someone informal phrase
to be in a stronger position than someone else

The Japanese, once again, may be embarrassing the US manufacturers by getting the jump on them.

Thesaurus: to be in chargesynonym
Main entry: jump

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  • get the jump on someone — have/get/the jump on someone informal phrase to be in a stronger position than someone else The Japanese, once again, may be embarrassing the US manufacturers by getting the jump on them. Thesaurus: to be in chargesynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • have the jump on — ► get (or have) the jump on informal, chiefly N. Amer. get (or have) an advantage over (someone) due to prompt action. Main Entry: ↑jump …   English terms dictionary

  • get (or have) the jump on N. Amer. — get (or have) the jump on N. Amer. informal get (or have) an advantage over (someone) due to prompt action. → jump …   English new terms dictionary

  • jump into the sack with someone — get/climb/jump/into the sack with someone informal phrase to have sex with someone that you do not know very well Thesaurus: to have sexsynonym sexual activity …   Useful english dictionary

  • get the jump on — ► get (or have) the jump on informal, chiefly N. Amer. get (or have) an advantage over (someone) due to prompt action. Main Entry: ↑jump …   English terms dictionary

  • jump — ► VERB 1) push oneself off the ground using the muscles in one s legs and feet. 2) move over, onto, or down from by jumping. 3) move suddenly and quickly. 4) make a sudden involuntary movement in surprise. 5) (jump at/on) accept eagerly. 6)… …   English terms dictionary

  • jump — [jump] vi. [< ?] 1. to move oneself suddenly from the ground, etc. by using the leg muscles; leap; spring 2. to be moved with a jerk; bob; bounce 3. to parachute from an aircraft 4. to move, act, or react energetically or eagerly: often with… …   English World dictionary

  • 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. • • • Main Entry: ↑jump …   Useful english dictionary

  • get into the sack with someone — get/climb/jump/into the sack with someone informal phrase to have sex with someone that you do not know very well Thesaurus: to have sexsynonym sexual activity …   Useful english dictionary

  • climb into the sack with someone — get/climb/jump/into the sack with someone informal phrase to have sex with someone that you do not know very well Thesaurus: to have sexsynonym sexual activity …   Useful english dictionary

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