beat (someone) to the draw

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beat (someone) to the draw

To do, find, or accomplish something quicker than someone else is able. An allusion to drawing one's weapon in a duel. I had a perfect chance to score a goal, but their defender beat me to the draw and stole the ball away.
See also: beat, draw
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However, the robber beat him to the draw and shot him in the abdomen.