Definition of at a disadvantage in English:

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at a disadvantage

In an unfavourable position relative to someone or something else: stringent regulations have put British farmers at a disadvantage
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  • They can force an advancing enemy to take an approach or position in which they are at a disadvantage.
  • So in that sense they were at a disadvantage relative to the newcomers who were coming in.
  • He cleverly chose a defensive position, putting the French force at a disadvantage.
See parent entry: disadvantage
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