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

  • to\ the\ punch — See: beat to the punch …   Словарь американских идиом

  • to the punch — phrasal : to the first blow or decisive action in a competition used especially with beat beats you to the conversational punch by having his say before you have a chance to open your mouth W.J.Reilly …   Useful english dictionary

  • You Beat Me to the Punch — Infobox Single Name = You Beat Me to the Punch B side = Old Love (Let s Try It Again) Artist = Mary Wells from Album = The One Who Really Loves You Format = 7 single Released = 1962 Recorded = Hitsville USA; 1962 Genre = Soul Length = 2:45 Label …   Wikipedia

  • beat someone to the punch — informal anticipate or forestall someone s actions * * * beat someone to the punch see ↑punch, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑beat beat (someone) to the punch : to do or achieve something before someone else is able to We were working on a new product but… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat\ to\ the\ punch — • beat to the punch • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • beat to the punch — • beat to the punch • beat to the draw (smb) do something before others He beat me to the punch and arrived at the interview first …   Idioms and examples

  • beat someone to the punch — beat (someone) to the punch American to do something before someone else does it. I was thinking of applying for that job but Carol beat me to the punch …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat to the punch — beat (someone) to the punch American to do something before someone else does it. I was thinking of applying for that job but Carol beat me to the punch …   New idioms dictionary

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