get a leg up on (someone)

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get a leg up on (someone)

To achieve or be in a position of advantage over someone else. One must always be looking for ways to get a leg up on the competition if one wants to succeed in business. I've been practicing all summer long, and now I've finally gotten a leg up on Keith in tennis.
See also: get, leg, on, up