Gain an advantage over (someone) by acting before they do: stores that open on Sunday are stealing a march on their competitors
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of steal a march on in:
- The US English dictionary