press home (one's) advantage

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press home (one's) advantage

To capitalize on or make full use of the advantage one has. With the party in disarray following the resignations of several top members, the opposition is looking to press home their advantage in the upcoming elections.
See also: advantage, home, press

press ˌhome your adˈvantage

make good use of the fact that you are in a stronger position than your opponent, enemy, etc: Once they realized that the management was so weak, the union leaders pressed home their advantage and asked for another three days’ holiday.
See also: advantage, home, press
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Britain's world number two, who has one eye on next week's Davis Cup final in Belgium, looked distracted, surrendering nine points in a row early in the second set, and Nadal needed no second invitation to press home his advantage.
It was just after the worst of it was over Froome put in a burst of acceleration to leave Alberto Contador (Team Saxo-Tinkoff) and Astana rider Nibali behind, although he did not press home his advantage - a stage win was not on the agenda.
After seeing his lead at the top of the 2013 money-list slashed to just PS11,929 as Peter Fowler claimed the French Riviera Masters two weeks ago, Wesselingh is doubly determined to press home his advantage on native soil at the Hurworth venue.
Flinn tried to press home his advantage in the seventh but ran straight onto heavy blows from Anwar that floored him twice.
The Prime Minister must today press home his advantage by demonstrating the value of a Labour Government.
Capitalising on the Government's problems, the Tory leader was set to criticise Labour for the UK's ever-increasing tax and household bills and will use today's 18-point opinion poll lead and the continuing fall-out over the 10p row to press home his advantage.
Sullivan tried to press home his advantage in the fourth round but he caught his legs in the ropes when Hesselle attempted a flip off the ropes and landed head first to be counted out.
But as was the case at Queen's Club recently, lack of big-match fitness and experience told as the gallant Murray (pictured) failed to press home his advantage and went down 6-7 1-6 6-0 6-4 6-1 to the Argentinian baseliner.
He rushed his work at times in the second half of the fight when he looked to press home his advantage, but his better skills earned him a deserved 59-56 verdict from referee Sean Messer.