jockey for position

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jockey for position (third-person singular simple present jockeys for position, present participle jockeying for position, simple past and past participle jockeyed for position)

  1. To try to get one's horse into a better position during a horse race.
  2. (figuratively) To try to come out ahead in a competition for something specific or put oneself in a more favourable position generally.