The upper hand 佔據上風

A phrase to say you are in control
Do you want to be ahead of everyone else in a competition? Do you like being in control of a situation? Learn this phrase

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今日片語

名詞片語 the upper hand 用來描述一個人比他人佔有更多優勢,處於有力位置,從而佔上風。在使用中,它通常與動詞 “have、gain、give、get” 搭配,意思是 “取得優勢,佔據上風”。

例句

This new equipment will give me the upper hand.
這套新設備能給我帶來優勢。

The company gained the upper hand by buying its competitors.
那家公司通過收購競爭對手而獲得了優勢。

The home team gained the upper hand when an opposition player was sent off.
主場球隊在一名客場球員被罰下場後佔據了絕對上風。

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