have the drop on (someone or something)

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have the drop on (someone or something)

To have an advantage over another person; to catch someone else in a vulnerable position or situation. I think we'll have the drop on the defense if we run this play next. The police received an anonymous tip and had the drop on the would-be robbers when they entered the bank.
See also: drop, have, on