beat to the draw

idi to react more quickly than (an opponent)

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • 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

  • 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 — 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 — 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 someone to the draw — (USA) If you beat someone to the draw, you do something before they do …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • beat someone to the draw — (USA)    If you beat someone to the draw, you do something before they do.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you beat someone to the draw, you react more quickly and manage to do something before they do.     Ross was determined to be… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Beat someone to the draw —   (USA)   If you beat someone to the draw, you do someone before they do …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • draw — [drô] vt. drew, drawn, drawing [ME drawen < OE dragan, akin to ON draga, to drag, Ger tragen, to bear, carry < IE base * dherāgh , to pull, draw along > L trahere, to pull, draw] I indicating traction 1. to make move toward one or along… …   English World dictionary

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