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have the jump on
To have an advantage over another person; to catch someone else in a vulnerable position or situation. I think we'll have the jump on the defense if we run this play next. The police received an anonymous tip and had the jump on the would-be robbers when they entered the bank.
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- have the drop on
- have the drop on (someone or something)
- get the draw on
- get the draw on (someone or something)
- get the drop on
- get the drop on (someone or something)
- get the drop on someone
- give (one) a/the jump on (someone or something)
- have (one's) foot on (someone's) neck
- catch somebody with their pants down