to the punch
phrasal to the first blow or to decisive action — usually used with beat

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • to the punch — See: BEAT TO THE PUNCH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to the punch — See: BEAT TO THE PUNCH …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • beat to the punch — or[beat to the draw] {v. phr.}, {slang} To do something before another person has a chance to do it. * /John was going to apply for the job, but Ted beat him to the draw./ * /Lois bought the dress before Mary could beat her to the punch./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beat to the punch — or[beat to the draw] {v. phr.}, {slang} To do something before another person has a chance to do it. * /John was going to apply for the job, but Ted beat him to the draw./ * /Lois bought the dress before Mary could beat her to the punch./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beat somebody to the punch — verb To do something before somebody else is able to. I was planning to take care of the problem for him, but he beat me to the punch and did it himself …   Wiktionary

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