steal a march on
phrasal to gain an advantage on unobserved

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • steal a march on — (someone/something) to spoil someone s plans and get an advantage over them by doing something sooner or better than them. The company plans to steal a march on its competitors by offering the same computer at a lower price …   New idioms dictionary

  • steal a march on — ► steal a march on gain an advantage over by taking early action. Main Entry: ↑steal …   English terms dictionary

  • steal a march on — phrasal also get a march on : to get ahead of or win an advantage over especially unexpectedly and with sly adroitness stole a march on his competitors by being the first to put the product on the market * * * steal a march on To gain an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • steal a march on — {v. phr.} To get ahead of someone by doing a thing unnoticed; get an advantage over. * /The army stole a march on the enemy by marching at night and attacking them in the morning./ * /Jack got the job by getting up earlier than Bill. He stole a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • steal a march on — {v. phr.} To get ahead of someone by doing a thing unnoticed; get an advantage over. * /The army stole a march on the enemy by marching at night and attacking them in the morning./ * /Jack got the job by getting up earlier than Bill. He stole a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • steal\ a\ march\ on — v. phr. To get ahead of someone by doing a thing unnoticed; get an advantage over. The army stole a march on the enemy by marching at night and attacking them in the morning. Jack got the job by getting up earlier than Bill. He stole a march on… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • steal a march on — gain an advantage over by taking early action. → steal …   English new terms dictionary

  • steal a march on — idi to gain an advantage over, as by stealth …   From formal English to slang

  • steal a march on sb — ► to get an advantage over someone by acting before they do: »Our chief competitor managed to steal a march on us by bringing out their software ahead of ours. Main Entry: ↑steal …   Financial and business terms

  • steal a march on someone — steal a march on (someone/something) to spoil someone s plans and get an advantage over them by doing something sooner or better than them. The company plans to steal a march on its competitors by offering the same computer at a lower price …   New idioms dictionary

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