Значение идиомы steal a march on

[steal a march on] {v. phr.} To get ahead of someone by doing athing unnoticed; get an advantage over.

The army stole a march onthe enemy by marching at night and attacking them in the morning.

Jack got the job by getting up earlier than Bill. He stole a march onhim.

Compare: GET THE JUMP ON, GET THE BETTER OF, TAKE BY SURPRISE.


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