Meaning of “leg up” in the English Dictionary


"leg up" in Business English

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leg upnoun [ S ]

uk us 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)