Meaning of “get a jump on sb/sth” in the English Dictionary


"get a jump on sb/sth" in English

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get a jump on sb/sth

mainly US informal

to start doing something before other people start, or before something happens, in order to win an advantage for yourself:

I like to leave work early on Fridays so I can get a jump on the traffic.

(Definition of “get a jump on sb/sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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