Idiom of the day on ‘taking an advantage’

get a jump on sb/sth

mainly US informal › to start doing something before other people start, or before something happens, in order to win an advantage for yourself:

“I like to leave work early on Fridays so I can get a jump on the traffic.”

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/get-a-jump-on-sb-sth

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