use sth to your own advantage

use sth to your own advantage
use sth to your (own) advantage
to use your skills, resources, etc. to get an opportunity for yourself: »

She had some important contacts in the government, which she used to her advantage.

Main Entry: advantage

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • use sth to your advantage — use sth to your (own) advantage ► to use your skills, resources, etc. to get an opportunity for yourself: »She had some important contacts in the government, which she used to her advantage. Main Entry: ↑advantage …   Financial and business terms

  • advantage — ad‧van‧tage [ədˈvɑːntɪdʒ ǁ ədˈvæn ] noun [countable, uncountable] something that helps you to be better or more successful than others: • America s lead in aerospace is one of its most important competitive advantages. • Government subsidies give …   Financial and business terms

  • use — 1 /ju:z/ verb (T) 1 USE STH if you use a particular tool, method, service, ability etc, you do something with that tool, by means of that method etc, for a particular purpose: Can I use your phone? | More people are using the library than ever… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • use — use1 W1S1 [ju:z] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(use something)¦ 2¦(amount of something)¦ 3¦(treat somebody unfairly)¦ 4¦(an advantage)¦ 5 could use something 6¦(word)¦ 7¦(drugs)¦ Phrasal verbs  use something<=>up ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • trespass on sth — UK US trespass on sth Phrasal Verb with trespass({{}}/ˈtrespəs/ verb [I] LAW ► to unfairly use someone else s ideas, time, help, etc. for your own advantage: »The Florida court seemed to be trespassing on the legislature s prerogative …   Financial and business terms

  • trade on something — ˈtrade on sth derived (disapproving) to use sth to your own advantage, especially in an unfair way Syn: ↑exploit • They trade on people s insecurity to sell them insurance. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cream — cream1 [kri:m] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: craime, cresme, from Latin cramum] 1.) [U] a thick yellow white liquid that rises to the top of milk ▪ fresh cream ▪ strawberries and cream 2.) [U] a pale yellow white colour 3.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cream — 1 noun (U) 1 a thick yellowish white liquid that rises to the top of milk: Have some cream in your coffee. | strawberries and cream 2 (C, U) a food containing this: cream of chicken soup | cream cakes 3 (C, U) a thick soft substance that you put… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • initiative — noun 1 new plan ADJECTIVE ▪ fresh, new ▪ fresh initiatives to find a peaceful end to the conflict ▪ innovative, pioneering ▪ pioneering initiatives in bioengineering …   Collocations dictionary

  • piggyback on somebody — ˈpiggyback on sb/sth derived to use sth that already exists as a support for your own work; to use a larger organization, etc. for your own advantage Main entry: ↑piggybackderived …   Useful english dictionary

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