have the advantage of (something)

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have the advantage of (something)

To have a favorable or advantageous quality or attribute, especially in comparison to other similar people or things. I don't have the advantage of knowing the CEO, so I doubt they'll choose me for the job. John is more qualified, but Sarah has the advantage of more hands-on experience.
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have the advantage of

be in a stronger position than. dated
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Her form, though not so correct as her sister's, in having the advantage of height, was more striking; and her face was so lovely, that when in the common cant of praise, she was called a beautiful girl, truth was less violently outraged than usually happens.
"Instead of making use of the square or rectangle, as has been done to this time, you will suppose your place inclosed in a regular hexagon, this polygon having the advantage of offering more angles than the quadrilateral one.
It was the portrait of a gentleman in pencil, his face having the advantage of being painted up in pink.
Having the advantage of her in altitude, the driver had stood his ground and even ventured to attempt to speak; and the result had been a furious altercation, which, continuing all the way down Ashland Avenue, had added a new swarm of urchins to the cortege at each side street for half a mile.
Sunderland will meet Portsmouth in the play-off semi-final, with Portsmouth having the advantage of the second leg being played at Fratton Park.
He lamented the fact that she would do so without having the advantage of taking part in the East Africa Under-19 tournament that brought together teams from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania which was last played four years ago.
We played the wind really well early on, certainly having the advantage of playing at home and knowing those conditions."
It is with this regard, the institution of the President having the advantage of being indirectly democratic should shape national character.
Boro could also make a move for Bamford if they win promotion to the Premier League - with the Teessiders' manager Aitor Karanka having the advantage of being Mourinho's former No.2 at Real Madrid.
Due to the inclusion of these high-performance properties, the Meldin 4000 product is said to become a very suitable replacement for metal components, having the advantage of being much lighter since specific gravity is 80% less compared to steel.
"Aside from having the advantage of keeping the place cool in summer and warm in winter we found that the setup was attracting a local wildlife.
The mobile app allows easy access to latest updates, events, offers and links to the hotel's social media platform, in addition to having the advantage of getting the best available rates --all in the user's fingertips.
"Bogus self-employment is bad news for staff because they miss out on vital rights at work, such as paid holidays and employer pension contributions, without having the advantage of being their own boss."
It's a different story all together for high-flying Liverpool St Helens, though, who, thanks to Widnes' win over Sale and resounding 25-6 victory over Altrincham Kersal, moved to the top of the pile in North One West, although no-one is getting too excited, as just three points separate LSH, Sale, Carlisle and Vale of Lune in a congested top four, with Vale having the advantage of a game in hand.
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