jockey for position (to)


jockey for position (to)
 Promote and sell oneself or one’s products in order to compete (horse racing).
 ► “Gordon’s innovations in customer service and management are 2 key factors that keep Bell Atlantic in a strong leadership stance, as the competition jockeys for position.” (Black Enterprise, May 1995, p. 54)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • jockey for position — If a number of people want the same opportunity and are struggling to emerge as the most likely candidate, they are jockeying for position …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • jockey for position —    If a number of people want the same opportunity and are struggling to emerge as the most likely candidate, they are jockeying for position.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Jockey for position —   If a number of people want the same opportunity and are struggling to emerge as the most likely candidate,they are jockeying for position …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • jockey for position — verb a) To try to get ones horse into a better position during a horse race. b) To try to come out ahead in a competition for something specific or put oneself in a more favourable position generally …   Wiktionary

  • jockey for position — idi to maneuver so as to seek an advantage …   From formal English to slang

  • position — [pə zish′ən] n. [MFr < L positio < positus, pp. of ponere, to place < * posinere < po , away (< IE base * apo > L ab, from, away) + sinere, to put, lay: see SITE] 1. the act of positing, or placing 2. a positing of a… …   English World dictionary

  • jockey — has the plural form jockeys as a noun, and as a verb (used especially in the expression jockey for position) has inflected forms jockeys, jockeyed, jockeying …   Modern English usage

  • jockey — I n. a disc (BE), disk (AE) jockey II v. 1) (D; intr.) to jockey for (to jockey for position) 2) (d; tr.) to jockey into (to jockey smb. into position) * * * [ dʒɒkɪ] disk (AE) jockey a disc (BE) (D; intr.) to jockey for (to jockey for position) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • position — po|si|tion1 W1S3 [pəˈzıʃən] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(way of standing/sitting etc)¦ 2¦(situation)¦ 3¦(place where somebody/something is)¦ 4¦(correct place)¦ 5¦(direction)¦ 6¦(opinion)¦ 7¦(job)¦ 8¦(level/rank)¦ 9 be in a position to do something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • jockey — I. noun (plural jockeys) Etymology: Jockey, Scots nickname for John Date: 1643 1. a person who rides or drives a horse especially as a professional in a race 2. a person who operates or works with a specified vehicle, device, object, or material… …   New Collegiate Dictionary