Learn English Words the Easy Way Series – Leg up (n) 轻松学习英语单词系列 – Leg up（名词）
This series is particularly tailored for people learning English – English words particularly. Like many languages, English words can be broken down into parts; each part has its own meaning, contributing to the overall meaning of the word itself. Understanding how each word is put together with “parts” helps a learner remember English words easier.
Leg up (n) （名词）
Phonetics 音标: [ leg-əp ]
A helping hand.
In Part 分解部份:
leg + up
helping hand + up + (n)
援助之手 + 上 + （名词）
Leg up is a noun phrase. We usually think of giving someone a hand for assistance. Leg up actually has a similar meaning. A Leg up is a boost from one person that can enable another person to reach something that they could not reach on their own.
Leg up是一个名词短语。我们想到要帮助他人时，便会想到” 帮手” ，而不会想到”leg/脚”。Leg up实际上具有相似的含义。Leg up是一个作为助推的人，这推动使另一个人实现得到本来靠他自己无法达到的目标。
With the professor’s input, you sure have a leg-up on preparing the project.
His limited experience in life gives him a leg-up on meditation.
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