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steal a march over (someone or something)

To gain an unexpected or surreptitious advantage over someone or something, as by accomplishing something before, or better than, someone else. The retail business managed to steal a march over its competitors by signing an exclusive export agreement with Europe. John and I were both trying to win Courtney's heart, but he stole a march over me when he managed to get tickets to see Courtney's favorite band.
See also: march, steal

steal a march upon (someone or something)

To gain an unexpected or surreptitious advantage over someone or something, as by accomplishing something before, or better than, someone else. The retail business managed to steal a march upon its competitors by signing an exclusive export agreement with Europe. John and I were both trying to win Courtney's heart, but he stole a march upon me when he managed to get tickets to see Courtney's favorite band.
See also: march, steal, upon

steal the march over (someone or something)

To gain an unexpected or surreptitious advantage over someone or something, as by accomplishing something before, or better than, someone else. The retail business managed to steal the march over its competitors by signing an exclusive export agreement with Europe. John and I were both trying to win Courtney's heart, but he stole the march over me when he managed to get tickets to see Courtney's favorite band.
See also: march, steal

steal the march upon (someone or something)

To gain an unexpected or surreptitious advantage over someone or something, as by accomplishing something before, or better than, someone else. The retail business managed to steal the march upon its competitors by signing an exclusive export agreement with Europe. John and I were both trying to win Courtney's heart, but he stole the march upon me when he managed to get tickets to see Courtney's favorite band.
See also: march, steal, upon

steal the march on (someone or something)

To gain an unexpected or surreptitious advantage over someone or something, as by accomplishing something before, or better than, someone else. The retail business managed to steal the march on its competitors by signing an exclusive export agreement with Europe. John and I were both trying to win Courtney's heart, but he stole the march on me when he managed to get tickets to see Courtney's favorite band.
See also: march, on, steal
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BIRDS OF A FEATHER "This stole was designed and crafted by the artisans of the River Collective of Oakville, Ont.
OUT OF AFRICA "My favourite vestment, this African stole, is that of a special friend.
THONGSBRIDGE: Monday January 19 - Burglar entered through unlocked door and stole keys, wallet and mobile phone from handbag.
HOLMFIRTH: Dec 21 - Burglars forced entry to shed and stole two bicycles.
Thieves forced open door of Peugeot 206 and stole stereo and ipad at Leeds Road Playing Fields, Leeds Road.
Burglars forced open shed door, entered and stole petrol lawnmower, petrol strimmer, hedge trimmer, pressure washer.
July 3 - Burglar forced lock on garage, entered, stole tools and smashes window of Citroen Berlingo.
In one of Hrycyk's cases, the butler of oil tycoon Howard Keck stole a painting from the card room of the Keck mansion, replacing it with a photographed replica.
The suspect was subsequently caught and arrested approximately 45 minutes after he stole the truck.
LONGLEY: Monday June 22 - Thieves unscrewed hinges on shed door, entered and stole petrol and strimmer.
They stole about $50,000 worth of items, including all his kitchen appliances and his barbecue - items police have not recovered.
June 10 - Burglar entered house through unlocked door, stole car keys and Audi A6.
Suspect entered a property and stole a scratchcard and a bottle of coke.
LANCASTER - A registered sex offender was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on charges he stole thousands of dollars worth of firefighting equipment and impersonated a firefighter.
THONGSBRIDGE: Monday April 13 - Burglars entered unlocked staff area, took keys for safe, opened safe and stole cash.