"to have a leg up"
to have an advantage
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One student with fewer resources is talking to another student who has many resources.
Student 1: Did you apply to the same fancy college that I applied to?
Student 2: Yes, I did, but I don't think I'll get in.
Student 1: Why not? Your grades are the same as mine.
Student 2: Yes, that true, but I wasn't born into a rich family like you.
Student 1: Do you think that will give me an advantage?
Student 2: Of course you have a leg up getting into that fancy college. Your parents are rich and connected and can ensure that you are admitted.
It's Sunday afternoon and two students are talking about their final exam which is scheduled for the next day ...
Student 1: Did you study for the final exam?
Student 2: Yes, of course! I've been studying all weekend.
Student 1: Well, you've got a leg up on me. I haven't even started studying yet.
Having a leg up in life often means you have been given some advantages in life.
Getting a leg up can be a very nice gift to receive.
Giving someone a leg up is a very nice thing to do.
1) I have a leg up because my father is a carpenter.
2) You have a leg up because your parents are rich.
3) He has a leg up because he has been working here for over three years.
4) She has a leg up because she already checked all the advertising sales fliers.
5) The company has a leg up on their competitors because they have the best location.
6) We have a leg up on the other team because we have been studying their plays.
7) You (all) have a leg up over the competition because your formula is unique.
8) They have a leg up because they started climbing before us.
9) There's always room to grow and by doing research, you'll have a leg up on your competition.
10) When you graduate, you have been in many different hospitals and have a leg up on job openings if you impressed those that you trained under.
11) Students involved in SIFE therefore have a leg up when applying for jobs because they have that valuable experience.
12) Plekanec expects to have a leg up on players who have been sitting idle.
13) Simply by being there, you will have a leg up over other candidates.
14) Internal candidates will have a leg up over potential outside contenders because of Intel's size.
15) Apply these lessons to your own blogs and you'll have a leg up on the competition.
16) This meant I had a leg up in figuring things out.
17) I wrote to debunk the theory that Obama has had a leg up on this campaign as a black man.
18) Ferrari had a leg up on the competition no matter how you look at it.
19) I have a friends and sources in the NYPD so I had a leg up there.
20) When it came out it had a leg up because people had heard of us already.