give (one) an/the edge over (someone or something)

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give (one) an/the edge over (someone or something)

To cause one to be in a favorable or superior position when compared to someone or something else. The team's numerous injuries could give their opponents the edge over them. I don't want to do anything that might give Sarah an edge over me in this competition.
See also: edge, give, over