Leg Up Definition

Assistance; help; specif., a boosting, as of a rider onto a horse.
Webster's New World
An advantage; lead.
To get a leg up on the competition.
Webster's New World
(literally) The act of assisting another's progress over a wall or other obstacle by forming a step for one of their feet with one's hands.

(figuratively) A boost, a sudden improvement; an advantage.


(figuratively) Assistance, help given to get started or overcome a problem or obstacle.


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