beat (someone) to the draw

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beat (someone) to the draw

To do, find, or accomplish something quicker than someone else is able. An allusion to drawing one's weapon in a duel. I had a perfect chance to score a goal, but their defender beat me to the draw and stole the ball away.
See also: beat, draw
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We should just admit that when Gateshead erected the Angel of the North, they beat us to the draw and, even with five giants, our area will never match that inspired icon - the more you have, the less each is valued.