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cash inTo profit from; to use an opportunity to maximum advantage, especially financially.
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a bird in the hand is worth two in the bushIt is preferable to have a small but certain advantage than a mere potential of a greater one.
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ace in the holeA hidden or secret strength, or unrevealed advantage.
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ace up one's sleeveA surprise advantage of which others are not aware.
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cat and mouse gameTwo individuals and/or groups repeatedly keeping check on each other in a suspicious or self-protective way, often with the goal of one or both parties trying to gain a malicious advantage over the other.
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catbird seatExpression used to describe an enviable position, often one of great advantage.
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caucus raceThe competitive process in which a political party selects their candidate, esp. presidential; a primary election via caucus.
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cherry-pickTo pick out the best, or most desirable items from a list or group, especially to obtain some advantage or to present something in the best possible light.
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f** someone overTo exploit somebody in a way which result in an advantage to oneself, at the cost of the other party gaining a considerable disadvantage.
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feather one's nestTo achieve benefits, especially financial ones, by taking advantage of the opportunities with which one is presented; to amass a comfortable amount of personal wealth.
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from scratchFrom the beginning; starting with no advantage or prior preparation; starting from raw ingredients.
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get a leg upTo gain some advantage; to get a head start.
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head startinitial advantage
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high groundA position of advantage or superiority in a conflict or competition.
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inside trackAny advantage.
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make hayTo take advantage of an opportunity.
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miss the boatTo fail to take advantage of an opportunity; to overlook or be too late to pursue an option or course of action.
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move the goalpostsTo alter the agreed basis, scope, standards or target of a procedure or task during its course, especially to do so to someone's advantage.
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nip and tuckSo evenly matched that the advantage shifts from one to the other, and the outcome is uncertain.
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nut-cutting timeTime to exert maximum effort, for example, due to an approaching deadline or a looming competitive situation.
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on the makeActively seeking an opportunity for self-advancement; eager to ingratiate oneself to others in order to secure some advantage.
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play dumbTo pretend to be slow-witted or lacking in specific knowledge, usually in order to avoid responsibility or to gain some advantage.
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ride the waveTo take advantage of a profitable period.
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run for one's moneyA difficult challenge for the person indicated, especially one involving a competitive situation.
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sell outTo abandon one's supporters or principles to seek profit or other personal advantage.
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sitting prettyIn a favorable situation, especially a situation in which one possesses an advantage.
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the shoe is on the other footThe roles of people in a situation have been reversed, such the advantage has shifted to a party which was previously disadvantaged.
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the upper handAn advantage or lead.
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those who will not when they may, when they will they shall have nay(archaic) One should take immediate advantage of an opportunity that may not be available later.
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timeserverA person who conforms to current opinions, especially for reasons of personal advantage; an opportunist.
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tip one's handTo inadvertently reveal any secret, particularly a secret that puts one at an advantage or disadvantage.
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turn the tablesTo reverse a situation, such that the advantage has shifted to the party which was previously disadvantaged.
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what's the good ofWhat is the purpose or advantage of.
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when the cat's awayPeople are likely to take advantage of the absence of authority or enforcement of compliance.
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when the cat's away the mice will playIn the absence of a controlling entity, subordinates will take advantage of circumstances.
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