the advantage of (something)

the advantage of (something)

A favorable attribute, especially in comparison to other similar people or things. I think I'm the strongest candidate for the job, especially since I have the advantage of my extensive student teaching experience. She's always had the advantage of her mother's vast wealth and influence.
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*the advantage of someone

 and *the advantage over someone
; *an advantage over someone; *the advantage over someone; *the edge on someone; *the edge over someone a position superior to that of someone else; a status wherein one controls or has superiority or authority over someone else. (*Typically: get ~; give someone ~; have ~.) She'd gotten an advantage over me at the start of the competition. I got an edge on Sally, too, and she came in second.
See also: advantage, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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