Meaning of “get a jump on someone/something” in the English Dictionary

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"get a jump on someone/something" in American English

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get a jump on someone/something

also get the jump on someone/something

to get an advantage over other people by doing something before they do:

The company is trying to get a jump on their competitors by putting a lot of money into research.

(Definition of “get a jump on someone/something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)