get the drop on so

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get the drop on (so) definition

  1. tv.
    to succeed in getting an advantage over someone. : I got the drop on almost everybody by sending in my registration by mail.
  2. tv.
    [for person A] to manage to get a gun aimed at person B before person B can aim back at person A. (The gun is then dropped by person B.) : Rocko got the drop on Shorty in a flash.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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