beat to the punch
or[beat to the draw] {v. phr.}, {slang} To do something before another person has a chance to do it. * /John was going to apply for the job, but Ted beat him to the draw./ * /Lois bought the dress before Mary could beat her to the punch./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • beat\ to\ the\ punch — • beat to the punch • beat to the draw v. phr. slang To do something before another person has a chance to do it. John was going to apply for the job, but Ted beat him to the draw. Lois bought the dress before Mary could beat her to the punch …   Словарь американских идиом

  • beat to the punch — • beat to the punch • beat to the draw (smb) do something before others He beat me to the punch and arrived at the interview first …   Idioms and examples

  • beat to the punch — If you beat someone to the punch, you act before them and gain an advantage …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • beat to the punch — beat (someone) to the punch : to do or achieve something before someone else is able to We were working on a new product but our competition beat us to the punch. [=our competition started selling a similar product before we did] • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat to the punch — beat (someone) to the punch American to do something before someone else does it. I was thinking of applying for that job but Carol beat me to the punch …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat to the punch — or[beat to the draw] {v. phr.}, {slang} To do something before another person has a chance to do it. * /John was going to apply for the job, but Ted beat him to the draw./ * /Lois bought the dress before Mary could beat her to the punch./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beat to the punch —    If you beat someone to the punch, you act before them and gain an advantage.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • beat\ to\ the\ draw — • beat to the punch • beat to the draw v. phr. slang To do something before another person has a chance to do it. John was going to apply for the job, but Ted beat him to the draw. Lois bought the dress before Mary could beat her to the punch …   Словарь американских идиом

  • beat to the draw — • beat to the punch • beat to the draw (smb) do something before others He beat me to the punch and arrived at the interview first …   Idioms and examples

  • to the punch — See: BEAT TO THE PUNCH …   Dictionary of American idioms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”