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the upper handAn advantage or lead.
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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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blood in the waterIn a competitive situation, the exhibition of apparent weakness or vulnerability by one party, especially when this leads to a feeling of vulnerability or greater pressure to perform on the part of the weak party, and/or enhanced expectation of victory by the other(s).
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bottom feederA person who operates amidst or thrives on the unwholesome things in a society; one who takes advantage of the misfortune of others.
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cat and mouseA relationship in which two parties closely monitor and challenge one another in a suspicious or self-protective manner, often because each party is attempting to gain an advantage over the other.
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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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catch nappingTo surprise; to take advantage of the lack of watchfulness of.
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catch someone nappingTo take advantage of someone's inattention.
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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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dog eat dogRuthlessly acquisitive or competitive. Describes a business or other set of circumstances where people try to succeed at the expense of other people.
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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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fuck someone overto exploit somebody in a way which results in an advantage to oneself, at the cost of the other party gaining a considerable disadvantage.
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fucked overHaving been taken advantage of.
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get a leg upTo gain some advantage; to get a head start.
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get the drop onTo obtain an advantage over another person, by acting before that person.
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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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loaded diceAn advantage obtained by manipulating rules or insider influence.
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lord it overTo behave as if one is in control of; to make a display of having an advantage over or superiority to.
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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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one step aheadmaintaining a slight advantage; continuing to lead
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one-horse raceAn election campaign or other competitive situation in which only one competitor is entered or in which only one competitor has a realistic chance of winning.
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pip to the postto overcome a strong competitor in a sporting event, especially by gaining a small advantage over him at the last decisive moment.
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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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play to winTo play in an especially competitive, committed manner, focused intently on winning.
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put upontake advantage of
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raw dealA situation in which a person is taken advantage of or treated unfairly; a situation in which a person is led to expect something, but receives nothing or much less than expected.
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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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score offTo defeat (especially in an argument), get the better of, achieve a success over, gain an advantage or win points over, make a point to the detriment or at the expense of, make appear foolish. Sometimes with particle on (someone).
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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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slip byto pass without having been taken advantage of.
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smell bloodTo sense that one has an advantage over an adversary or rival.
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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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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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