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have the edge on (someone or something)
To have an advantage over someone or something. I've been preparing for this debate for weeks so that I have the edge on my opponent. Now that we have George, I think we definitely have the edge on the other team.
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have, etc. an/the edge on/over somebody/somethingbe slightly better, faster, etc. than somebody/something; have an advantage over somebody/something: Max’s design is very good, but I think Paul’s has the edge on it. ♢ Extra training will give our team an edge over the opposition.
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have(someone) by the balls Vulgar Slang
To have control over someone; have someone at one's mercy.
have/have got (someone's) back
To protect or shield someone from harm, loss, or danger.
have/have got it all over
To be much better than (someone) at a particular endeavor.
have/have got it in (one)
To have the capacity or disposition to (to do something).
have/have got it in for
To act in a hostile manner toward or intend to harm (someone), especially because of a grudge.
have/have got nothing on (someone)
1. To fail to be equal or superior to (someone) in a particular way.
2. To know or be able to prove information regarding (someone).
have/keep (one's) nose to the grindstone
To work hard and steadily.
have/keep (one's) fingers crossed
To hope for a successful or advantageous outcome.
have/keep (one's) wits about (one)
To remain alert or calm, especially in a crisis.
have/keep an ear to the ground
To be on the watch for new trends or information.
have/speak with a forked tongue
To speak deceitfully; prevaricate or lie.
have/take a whack at Informal
To try out; attempt.
have/take pity on
To show compassion for.
have/take the bit in one's teeth
To be uncontrollable; cast off restraint.
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