a leg up


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a leg up (on somebody/something)

an advantage over someone or something The new rules give businesses here a leg up on competition from other countries.
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a leg up

Slang
1. The act or an instance of assisting; a boost.
2. A position of advantage; an edge: We have a leg up on the competition.
See also: leg, up