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

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get a jump on sb/sth

mainly US informal to ​start doing something before other ​peoplestart, or before something ​happens, in ​order to ​win an ​advantage for yourself: I like to ​leavework 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)
Translations of “get a jump on sb/sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 抢在…之前,比…占先…
in Chinese (Traditional) 搶在…之前,比…佔先…
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