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English definition of “leg up”

leg up

noun [S]
 
 
informal
help that you receive that gives you an advantage over other people or makes it possible for you to do something difficult: give sb/get a leg up A recent ruling will give terrestrial broadcasters a leg up in competing with satellite radio. get/have a leg up on sb The drive to get a leg up on the competition this year is especially intense.
(Definition of leg up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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