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get the advantage of (something)

To benefit from something in some way. Who is going to get the advantage of these tax reforms? Certainly not me!
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get the advantage of

Also, get or have the advantage over . Be in a superior position to, as in He had the advantage over me, since I couldn't even remember his name, let alone his position . [Mid-1500s] Also see get the better of; get the drop on.
See also: advantage, get, of
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"Some 30,000 pilgrims are benefiting from this initiative, with 16,000 having been served at Jeddah's King Abdul Aziz International Airport (KAIA) and 14,000 Hajj worshippers getting the advantage of the service at Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Madinah."
Talking to media men, Regional Manager USC Burg-e-Hina said that subsidized items were being sold on all USC outlets in bulk to provide relief to the masses and the people were getting the advantage of this subsidy.
For their illustrious opponents in blue, the match was a matter of graduating top of the table from the first stages and getting the advantage of needing to win only one more game and going into the final well rested if they managed to succeed.
We have to understand that economic growth, achieved by following plans to reduce the deficit, has meant that those working are now getting the advantage of the increase in wages and low inflation.
Participation in the administrative system would be voluntary, with participants getting the advantage of quick resolution of their claims, Brodeur said, and damage amounts would be set by the average paid on similar claims, both in litigated and negotiated settlements.
"You're super-sampling or oversampling an image and getting the advantage of that.
Sir Stuart said the aim of the campaign was to raise awareness of the national minimum wage and ensure low paid workers in Middlesbrough were getting the advantage of it.
Getting the advantage of the rail, Rock Of Gibraltar, who runs in the colours of part-owner and Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, was always too strong and won by three lengths.
One big effect of this chasm, the survey found, is that newspapers are not getting the advantage of a diverse newsroom even when they have numerical diversity.
Rather the owners of the big medical stores and the medical communities are getting the advantage of this concession being provided by the said company.