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at a disadvantage

In an unfavorable position in comparison to others. They knew for weeks, but I'm just getting all of this information now—I'm at a disadvantage here. You'll be at a disadvantage playing tennis against someone as skilled as Katie.
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put (one) at a disadvantage

To cause one to be in an unfavorable position compared to others. John knew about the deal for weeks, but I'm just getting all of this information now—he's putting me at a disadvantage here! She was put at an immediate disadvantage playing against the top seeded tennis player in the first round of the tournament.
See also: disadvantage, put

be at a disadvantage

To be in an unfavorable position compared to others. They knew for weeks, but I'm just getting all of this information now—I'm at a disadvantage here. You'll be at a disadvantage playing against a player as skilled as Katie.
See also: disadvantage

put somebody/be at a disadˈvantage

make it/be difficult for somebody to succeed: My lack of experience put me at a disadvantage in comparison with the other candidates for the job.
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The overall analysis revealed a main effect for both advantages and disadvantages as well as a advantages x disadvantages interaction effect.
South Lanarkshire is the area with the highest inequality as the percentage of families with either four or more disadvantages (seven per cent) or none (58 per cent) are both higher than the national average.
The word handicap was eventually extended to other contests, and also came to mean the advantage or disadvantage given to a contestant.
Role model effects (or lack of them), exposure to crime and 'cultures' of disadvantage, can all create substantial barriers to personal development.
"Taking steps to invest in neighborhoods directly, by creating safe public spaces and quality learning environments for children, is likely a cost-effective way to mitigate the harmful consequences of concentrated disadvantage," Sampson says.
Disadvantages of the VFD systems have traditionally been the cost and size of the VFDs themselves.
l Disadvantages: customer suspicion, worsening of terms for customers, SPs may not match individual bookmaker's pattern of business, competition authorities may disapprove of collusion between major firms.
Consider the advantages and disadvantages of various ways to automate your medical practice including adding on to your current system, outsourcing or buying your own new system.
This item discusses how these plans work, who they benefit, and their advantages, disadvantages and potential abuses.
Finally, data from the 1990 census provided information on economic disadvantage (a composite index of the proportion in poverty, on public assistance and unemployed, with higher scores indicating greater disadvantage).
Either way, people who are disadvantaged are less likely to take part in clinical trials , and this puts their community at a disadvantage when health policy makers use evidence-based medicine to make decisions about the best standard of care.
"A disadvantage of single-species pulp production may sometimes be the limitation on using available fiber sources to lower the total raw material cost."
The disadvantage is that the screener (1) can set a slip screen on the defender (X2) and cut directly to the basket.
The major disadvantage of this design is the inability to set up uniform or differential cooling and to avoid hot or cold spots in other regions of the mold.