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beat someone to the punch

Slang definitions & phrases for beat someone to the punch

beat to the punch

verb phrase

To act sooner or quicker than someone else; forestall: If we beat 'em to the punch, they're not going to look too good


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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