get a jump on
get a jump on somebody/somethingalso get the jump on somebody/something
to get an advantage over other people by doing something before they do Job listings are updated continuously on our website, so you can get a jump on your competition.
get a/the jump on somebody/something(mainly American informal)
to start doing something before other people start, or before something happens, in order to get an advantage for yourself If I leave work early on Fridays I can get a jump on the traffic.