Saturday, April 22, 2006
Get a leg up
Definition: to gain advantage, to get a boost
Example: In order to get a leg up on the competition, I must work harder and faster than they do.
Origin: came from trying to mount a horse. Most people can't do it without help. So the rider needed someone to give him or her a bit of help to get his/her leg over the horseback, and onto the saddle. Thus, "get a leg up".
say "i definitely have a leg up."