Get A Leg Up




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Get A Leg Up : Phrases



Meaning:

To get a boost or advantage.


Example:

I could get up at 5:00 am to
get a leg up on my competition, but I don't think so.


Origin:

This phrase may incorrectly invoke images of a dog raising its leg.

In fact
Getting a leg up is from the act of an equestrian receiving help in mounting a horse.

The helper would create a foothold by cupping the hands to heft the rider upward, throwing a leg up and over the steed.





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