press home (one's) advantage

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press home (one's) advantage

To capitalize on or make full use of the advantage one has over someone or something else. With the party in disarray following the resignations of several top party members, the opposition is looking to press home their advantage in the upcoming elections.
See also: advantage, home, press

press ˌhome your adˈvantage

make good use of the fact that you are in a stronger position than your opponent, enemy, etc: Once they realized that the management was so weak, the union leaders pressed home their advantage and asked for another three days’ holiday.
See also: advantage, home, press
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City had dominated possession but, after taking the lead with a fine strike from Brazilian Danilo in the 22nd minute, the visitors failed to press home their advantage.
Stour continued to press home their advantage and snapped up their fourth and bonus point try on 32 minutes, right wing Harsilfa scoring and converting himself to put the Stourton Park side into a 26-0 lead.
The visitors, on the other hand, will be looking for their ninth win of the season to press home their advantage at the top of the league.
aj ed Forest defender Eric Lichaj was furious that his side failed to press home their advantage.
Even when Kendal went down to 13 men with two players in the sin-bin, Wirral could not press home their advantage and only got on the scoreboard in the 50th minute, to reduce the arrears to 10-7.
However defeats for Golley, Morgan, Aled Greville, Tom Froom and Davies saw the Scots press home their advantage.
Greece almost snatched a 2-1 win moments later when Kostas Mitroglou had a header tipped over but though they had the best of extra time they were unable to press home their advantage and paid the price in their first shootout.
City, whose challenge had suffered a hefty setback with defeat at Liverpool and a home draw with struggling Sunderland last month, will look to press home their advantage by winning at Everton this weekend.
But they then failed to press home their advantage and had to settle for a solitary bonus point as Harrogate hit back in style.
Two Merthyr Tydfilborn, midfield player Gavin Williams and goalkeeper Lee Idzi, players have strengthened the squad as Shephard and Carter work to press home their advantage.
They currently occupy the final slot, but only on points difference and will be looking to press home their advantage.
After the break Mexico failed to press home their advantage and Brazil levelled it in the 79th minute through a Ronaldinho free-kick.
Summary: Striker Luis Suarez gave Liverpool the perfect start to their season but they wasted the opportunity to press home their advantage as they were pegged back by Sunderland with a 1-1 draw.
They had a 21-11 half-time lead but were unable to press home their advantage in the second period and finish off the Italians.
Millwall sought to press home their advantage after the restart when a teasing free-kick from Stock was greeted by a firm header from Shelton Martis, but his effort flew over the crossbar.