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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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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.
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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.
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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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A final disadvantage, and one that has kept VFDs from being popular for plumbing systems, was the belief that VFDs are only appropriate in large-scale HVAC systems, where friction loss is high compared to static pressure loss.
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This eliminates actuarial expenses to calculate yearly contributions; such expense is a major disadvantage of defined benefit plans.
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The disadvantage is that the screener (1) can set a slip screen on the defender (X2) and cut directly to the basket.
This article will examine both air and water permanent mold cooling systems and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both.
Some of these major advantages will be discussed in this paper along with some major disadvantages, though there are also other minor advantages and disadvantages that will not be addressed here are.
They pay attention to those individuals who come from very disadvantages backgrounds but who, nevertheless, have been successful in their careers.
Some special designs have not become widely used because they are unnecessarily complex or because they have several disadvantages. They include:
There are disadvantages to using separate accounts, of course.
She writes that some groups may experience disadvantages in the labor market, which "may be attributable to barriers in the labor market as well as to differences in group characteristics such as educational attainment.
It does have its disadvantages. Among them are strong competition from tape products such as Ecrix VXA, Tandberg SLR, and Travan SCSI mini-cartridges, as well as concern about the viability of its next-generation, high capacity version DDS-5.