get a jump on (to)


get a jump on (to)
 A head start; to get started before your competitors.
 ► “ In other news, the best explanation for the stock market decline that began on Thursday and picked up steam in the final session is that mutual fund portfolio managers all decided to get a jump on the crowds and lit off for the hills or the beach or their backyard hammocks.” (Barron’s, May 29, 1995, p. 3)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • get\ the\ jump\ on — • get the jump on • have the jump on v. phr. slang To get ahead of; start before (others); have an advantage over. Don t let the other boys get the jump on you at the beginning of the race. Our team got the jump on their rivals in the first… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get a jump on sb — get/have a jump on sb/sth US INFORMAL ► to have an advantage over other companies or people: »Big companies are always looking to get a jump on their rivals. Main Entry: ↑jump …   Financial and business terms

  • get a jump on — (someone/something) to get an advantage over other people by doing something before they do. Job listings are updated continuously on our website, so you can get a jump on your competition …   New idioms dictionary

  • get a jump on — get a/the jump on (someone/something) mainly American, informal to start doing something before other people start, or before something happens, in order to get an advantage for yourself. If I leave work early on Fridays I can get a jump on the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • get the jump on — get a/the jump on (someone/something) mainly American, informal to start doing something before other people start, or before something happens, in order to get an advantage for yourself. If I leave work early on Fridays I can get a jump on the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • get the jump on — or[have the jump on] {v. phr.}, {slang} To get ahead of; start before (others); have an advantage over. * /Don t let the other boys get the jump on you at the beginning of the race./ * /Our team got the jump on their rivals in the first minutes… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the jump on — or[have the jump on] {v. phr.}, {slang} To get ahead of; start before (others); have an advantage over. * /Don t let the other boys get the jump on you at the beginning of the race./ * /Our team got the jump on their rivals in the first minutes… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get a jump on — verb To start early, especially to start before something begins or before others begin. If youd like to get a jump on the holiday season, many craft stores already have holiday patterns out …   Wiktionary

  • get the jump on — ► get (or have) the jump on informal, chiefly N. Amer. get (or have) an advantage over (someone) due to prompt action. Main Entry: ↑jump …   English terms dictionary

  • get the jump on — start faster than the others, quick on the draw    Ben got the jump on the other runners. He led by one stride …   English idioms