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steal a march on somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsteal a march on somebodysteal a march on somebodyADVANTAGEto gain an advantage over someone by doing something that they had planned to do before them He was afraid another scholar was going to steal a march on him and publish first. steal
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steal a march on somebodyIt sounds simple but it is not, which is why for the time being Zurich seems to have stolen a march on its rivals.But buyers there may simply have stolen a march on the market.Mr Blackmore said stores that open on Sunday are stealing a march on their competitors.
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