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have a leg up on

Slang definitions & phrases for have a leg up on

have a leg up on

verb phrase

To have a good start on some project, process, in some competition, etc; be well on the way to a goal: She just started, and they already have a leg up on it (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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