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an advantage given or acquired in any competition, endeavor, etc., as allowing one or more competitors in a race to start before the others.
British Dictionary definitions for
an initial advantage in a competitive situation
[originally referring to a horse's having its head in front of others at the start of a race]
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Stop usin' your hands, Skip, and start usin' your head.
You go to my head and you linger like a haunting refrain.
Heaviest of flowers, the head Forever hangs above a stormless bed....