Idiom:  one up (on something/someone)


Idiom:  one up (on something/someone)

  • to have an advantage over someone/something

Example sentences

— This information is going to give me a one up over my competitors.

— Being a lot taller gave me a one up on most of the other guys trying out for the basketball team.

— We're investing a lot in training to help us get a one up on the competition.

— Paying a higher salary and better benefits gives us a one up when hiring new college graduates.

— Rich kids have a one up over their peers in lower-income schools so it's hard to say everyone has a fair chance.

— My parents always helped me with my homework so I had a one up in class.

— Being able to travel with a coach gives the top tennis players a one up over the rest.

— She had a one up taking steroids until she finally got busted and lost all of her medals.

— I'm open to doing any training that will give me a one up on the competition.

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