get the jump


Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.get the jump - be there first; "They had gotten the jump on their competitors"
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"