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any advance on (something)

1. A phrase used by an auctioneer to try to increase the bids at an auction. I've got $500! Any advance on $500?
2. By extension, a way to ask if something has progressed. Any advance on that project I assigned you last week?
See also: advance, any, on
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

any advance on —?

any higher bid than —?
This phrase is said by an auctioneer to elicit a higher bid, and so is used figuratively as a query about general progress in a particular matter.
See also: advance, any, on
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