Definition of steal a march on in English:

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steal a march on

Gain an advantage over (someone) by acting before they do: stores that open on Sunday are stealing a march on their competitors
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  • Whatever the result at Starbeck, three points at Glasshoughton will steal a march on at least one of their rivals as the title race hots up.
  • It enabled the men from Manchester to escape with all three points and steal a march on all their rivals.
  • As the battle for the contract hotted up yesterday, Ryanair stole a march on the rest of the field by unveiling its detailed plans for the new terminal.
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