have\ the\ jump\ on

have\ 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 minutes of play, and held the lead to win.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • 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

  • get or have the jump on — idi get or have the jump on, to have an initial advantage over …   From formal English to slang

  • 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

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