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Meaning of "have the drop on someone" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HAVE THE DROP ON SOMEONE

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HAVE THE DROP ON SOMEONE

have one´s heart in one´s boots
have one´s heart in one´s mouth
have one´s heart in the right place
have one´s knife in someone
have one´s meat and one´s manners
have one´s work cut out
have other fish to fry
have out
have pity on
have several irons in the fire
have someone by the short and curlies
have someone´s guts for garters
have the ball at one´s feet
have the ear of
have the edge on
have the heart
have the wood on
have tickets on oneself
have to do with
have up

WORDS THAT END LIKE HAVE THE DROP ON SOMEONE

come back to someone
dance attendance on someone
do a number on someone
get no change out of someone
get the measure of someone
give it up for someone
give place to someone
hand it to someone
I wouldn´t doubt someone
knock the stuffing out of someone
leone
make love to someone
not put it past someone
pass the time of day with someone
put the bite on someone
someone
stand to someone
the price of someone
turn the tables on someone
wipe the floor with someone
woe betide someone

Synonyms and antonyms of have the drop on someone in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «have the drop on someone» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HAVE THE DROP ON SOMEONE

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Translator English - Chinese

对别人的下降
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tener la gota sobre alguien
570 millions of speakers

English

have the drop on someone
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

किसी पर छोड़ दिया है
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تملك قطرة على شخص
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

есть падение на кого
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

têm a cair sobre alguém
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কেউ ড্রপ আছে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

avoir la goutte sur quelqu´un
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mempunyai penurunan pada seseorang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

haben die Tropfen auf jemand
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

誰かのドロップを持っている
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사람 의 드롭 을
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Duwe gulung ing wong
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

có thả vào một ai đó
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

யாராவது மீது கைவிட வேண்டும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कोणीतरी वर ड्रॉप आहे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Birisine damlatmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

avere la goccia su qualcuno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mieć spadek na kogoś
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тобто падіння на кого
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

au picătură pe cineva
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

έχουν την πτώση σε κάποιον
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

het die daling op iemand
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ha droppe på någon
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

har drop på noen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of have the drop on someone

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HAVE THE DROP ON SOMEONE»

The term «have the drop on someone» is regularly used and occupies the 95.788 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about have the drop on someone

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HAVE THE DROP ON SOMEONE»

Discover the use of have the drop on someone in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to have the drop on someone and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and ...
get the drop on someone; have the drop on someone to get, or have, an advantage over someone. Originally, and still, 'to be quicker drawing a gun than your opponent' US, 1867 drop verb 1 to swallow, to ingest (a drug). A favourite word of ...
Terry Victor, Tom Dalzell, 2007
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The Facts on File Dictionary of American Regionalisms
He was later hanged for his crime. dead men don't talk A saying common in the Wild West, perhaps from the Spanish saying los muertos no hablan with the same meaning. deadwood (1) To have the drop on someone in a gun fight; to have ...
Robert Hendrickson, 2000
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アメリカ囗語辞典
... before the campaign started. v yii&mMMtfthi iM^ay^Wzh^n ftj£*§^3£o fc)„ have the drop on someone fc, J; < $.t>il:i>ikt o ^ □jffiM.&Hfo'f fot/iX'fo&c Graduates of that university have the drop on their rivals for government jobs. C&cDA^W^HSifi.
John G. McCaleb, 安田一郎, Edward Seidensticker, 1983
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Srpsko-engleski frazeološki rečnik
... prednost nad kime * imati prednost nad kime * siti koga zargon X to get/have the/an advantage of/over someone * to gain/get/have an/the edge on/over someone * to get ahead of someone informal * to get/have the drop on someone coll.
Živorad Kovačević, 2002
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Srpsko-engleski rečnik idioma, izraza i izreka
... stedi prednost nad klme upor. povoljna pozicija; steci odlucujudu prednost; uhvatiti prednost; za korak ispred koga; za tri duiine ispred □ to have/gain an edge over/on someone coll. □ to get/have the drop on someone coll. □ The President ...
Živorad Kovačević, 1991
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Errors in English and ways to correct them
Drop me a line. A colloquial and somewhat wordy expression for "write." Drop off. Colloquial when used to mean "to fall asleep." To have the drop on someone is also slangy or colloquial. Drug, drugged. Principal parts are drag— dragged— ...
Harry Shaw, 1970
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Dicionário de expressões idiomáticas, inglês-português ...
Have the drop on someone, apontar a arma antecipando-se ao adversário; ter vantagem sobre; fazer pontaria sobre alguém. Lefs drop that, abandonemos o caso, esqueçamos isso. DRUG A drug in the market, mercadoria pouco vendàvel , ...
Oswaldo Serpa, 1972
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The Quintessential Rogue
The Quintessential Rogue examines this new definition of rogues in detail. Weighing in at 128 pages, The Quintessential Rogue is crammed with new options, new rules, and exciting new twists to existing game mechanics.
Michael Mearls, Various, Matthew Sprange, 2002
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Zombie Bitches from Hell
A plague has turned all the world's women into brain-eating zombies.
Zoot Campbell, 2010
10
The Electric Church
But there is just one snag. Conversion means death. "Some debuts simply set new bars in a genre. Jeff Somers' THE ELECTRIC CHURCH is one such book, a gritty noir story that challenges and surprises with every page.
Jeff Somers, 2007

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HAVE THE DROP ON SOMEONE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term have the drop on someone is used in the context of the following news items.
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What does next-gen mean for eSports?
In the second scenario, that grenade was probably a blind lob, and chances are you could spin around and have the drop on someone as that ... «Red Bull, Mar 14»
2
Battlefield 3 Review
This can lead to some frustration especially if you have the drop on someone and they somehow kill you first. Even though the aiming is ... «God is a Geek, Nov 11»

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