get the jump on

get the jump on
get a/the jump on (someone/something) mainly American, informal to start doing something before other people start, or before something happens, in order to get an advantage for yourself.

If I leave work early on Fridays I can get a jump on the traffic.


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  • get\ the\ jump\ on — • get the jump on • have the jump on v. phr. slang To get ahead of; start before (others); have an advantage over. Don t let the other boys get the jump on you at the beginning of the race. Our team got the jump on their rivals in the first… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get the jump on — or[have the jump on] {v. phr.}, {slang} To get ahead of; start before (others); have an advantage over. * /Don t let the other boys get the jump on you at the beginning of the race./ * /Our team got the jump on their rivals in the first minutes… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the jump on — or[have the jump on] {v. phr.}, {slang} To get ahead of; start before (others); have an advantage over. * /Don t let the other boys get the jump on you at the beginning of the race./ * /Our team got the jump on their rivals in the first minutes… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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

  • 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

  • get the jump on — start faster than the others, quick on the draw    Ben got the jump on the other runners. He led by one stride …   English idioms

  • get the jump — verb be there first They had gotten the jump on their competitors • Hypernyms: ↑beat, ↑beat out, ↑crush, ↑shell, ↑trounce, ↑vanquish • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • get the jump on someone — get a/the jump on (someone/something) mainly American, informal to start doing something before other people start, or before something happens, in order to get an advantage for yourself. If I leave work early on Fridays I can get a jump on the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • get the jump on something — get a/the jump on (someone/something) mainly American, informal to start doing something before other people start, or before something happens, in order to get an advantage for yourself. If I leave work early on Fridays I can get a jump on the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • get a jump on — get a/the jump on (someone/something) mainly American, informal to start doing something before other people start, or before something happens, in order to get an advantage for yourself. If I leave work early on Fridays I can get a jump on the… …   New idioms dictionary

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