have the wood on

have the wood on (someone or something)

To have an advantage over someone or something. Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. I hope that my extensive student teaching experience helps me to have the wood on the competition.
See also: have, on, wood
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have the wood on

have the advantage over. Australian and New Zealand informal
See also: have, on, wood
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