give (one) an/the edge on (someone or something)(redirected from given the edge on them)
give (one) an/the edge on (someone or something)
To cause someone to be in a favorable or superior position when compared to someone or something else. That team has so many injuries right now that it's given us the edge on them. I don't want to do anything that might give Sarah an edge on me in this competition.
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