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To do something before someone else

beat someone to it

to do something before someone else

make the first move

to take action before anyone else

beat

verb

to do something before a planned time or before something happens

be/stay one jump ahead (of someone)

to do something before someone else or more successfully than someone else

steal a march on someone

to get an advantage over someone by secretly starting something that they had planned to do

preface

verb

to say, do, or write something before you say, do, or write the most important part

go ahead

to go to a place before someone else who you are with

beat

verb

to arrive before someone else

steal someone’s thunder

to get attention and praise for doing something that someone else had planned to do

make hay (while the sun shines)

to do something while a situation allows you to, because the situation may not last very long

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