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get the weather gage of (someone or something)

To have an advantage over someone else. This phrase refers to the strategic advantage of a ship positioned on its enemy's windward (or weather gage) side. We've gotten the weather gage of them, lads! Load the cannons and fire!
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Gage said he could not have done what he did without his wife's assistance.
Once you become a pickle, you never go back to being a cucumber,'' Gage said twice in his closing argument.
Gage Manager monitors when calibrations are due, and also offers a scheduling feature, allowing companies to set specific calibration frequencies for each individual gage.
Brindle Products was a client of Gage's former CPA firm, Baden, Gage & Schroeder, also of Fort Wayne.
Therefore, the preferred gage R&R test involves at least two workers taking at least two measurements on several parts or patterns.
Gage Marketing Group, which was started by Skip Gage in 1992, was in the early 90's the largest promotions agency in the country, before its sizable fulfillment business was divested in 1998.
Gage said a third suit has been filed by Sally Herring, who has worked for the department for 22 years as an identification technician, alleging lewd comments, groping and retaliation.
The 25-year-old Gage envisioned no such contributions to science in 1848 as he directed the controlled blasting of uneven terrain in Vermont prior to the laying of new railroad tracks.
The MSV procedure is similar to Gage R&R with some notable differences.
Selected for its innovation in the masonry industry, the Gage System will be part of the NCMA's Product Development and Creative Concepts Forum (PDCC) on Wednesday, February 21.
I saw in PS 678 (May 09) your suggestion that units whose M2, M296, or M3P machine gun gages hadn't received the required yearly calibration should stagger sending their gages to TMDE.
Gage declined to comment on whether the city would pay his legal fees.
Automated Control Systems Tom Gage, general manager 627 Hartzell Road New Haven, IN 46774 Phone: (219) 493-6606 Fax: (219) 749-4782 Instrumentation: PVT (pressure-vibration-thermal) coolant hose durability stand Services Offered: Design and build test equipment for component durability, audit and functional tests.
One of the more common measurement variation study techniques used to evaluate measurement systems is the Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility study (Gage R&R study).
Providing Customising Solutions Likely to Soften the Impact of Price Pressures felt by Measurement Gage Manufacturers