get a leg up

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get a leg up

  1. (idiomatic) To get a boost or a lift.
    I can climb over the fence if I get a leg up from you.
  2. (idiomatic) To gain some advantage; to get a head start.
    He hopes that all the extra advertising will allow him to get a leg up on the competition.