get the advantage of
Also, get or have the advantage over. Be in a superior position to, as in He had the advantage over me, since I couldn't even remember his name, let alone his position. [Mid-1500s] Also see get the better of; get the drop on.
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- get something off one's chest,
- get something on someone,
- get somewhere,
- get straight,
- get stuffed,
- get the air,
- get the ax,
- get the ball rolling,
- get the better of,
- get the business
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