have, etc. an/the edge on/over somebody/something

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have an edge on

To be drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You really had an edge on.
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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 an edge on

Also, have the edge on. Have an advantage over, as in Our team has an edge on them, or In this competition our town has the edge. The use of edge here alludes to the power to cut, transferred to a margin of superiority. [Late 1800s]
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have, etc. an/the edge on/over somebody/something

be 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 an edge on

tv. to be alcohol intoxicated. (see also edge. Have got can replace have.) Bob has an edge on even though he hardly drank anything.
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