get the advantage of

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get the advantage of

Also, get or have the advantage over. Be in a superior position to, as in He had the advantage over me, since I couldn't even remember his name, let alone his position. [Mid-1500s] Also see get the better of; get the drop on.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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