Weather-gage

To get the weathergage of a person. To get the advantage over him. A ship is said to have the weather gage of another when it has got to the windward thereof.

Were the line Of Rokeby once combined with mine, I gain the weather-gage of fate.

SirWalterScott: Rokeby.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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