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.


Nearby words

  1. get something off one's chest,
  2. get something on someone,
  3. get somewhere,
  4. get straight,
  5. get stuffed,
  6. get the air,
  7. get the ax,
  8. get the ball rolling,
  9. get the better of,
  10. get the business

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