vantage ground

noun
a position or place that gives one an advantage, as for action, view, or defense.

Origin:
1605–15

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vantage ground
 
n
a position or condition affording superiority or advantage over or as if over an opponent

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The enemy's guns were about on a level with the boats, and hence in the matter of elevation neither held the vantage ground.
The efforts of the owner of the dog to pull the pitcher from its vantage ground were fruitless.
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