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    Cool Have an edge about oneself

    Please,

    What does it mean an expression like "she has an edge about her" They talk about an actress most famous, but no more clues. May it mean that she takes profit out of her body and prettiness? Does it make sense?


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    Re: Have an edge about oneself

    No that is unlikely. There are a number of possible meanings. More context will be needed in order to answer your question.

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    Cool Re: Have an edge about oneself

    Quote Originally Posted by Horsa View Post
    No that is unlikely. There are a number of possible meanings. More context will be needed in order to answer your question.
    Little more I can add. It's a movie in which an actress "HAS AN EDGE ABOUT HER, from being in two previous major movies, and a different kind of sexiness."

    It's all, Hence I thought my question was meaning something like "taking profit of her image, body, etc... in order to going on to this last movie

    Maybe does it mean that the actress has forged herself a concrete image that uses through all the movies she works in?


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    Re: Have an edge about oneself

    I know a similar expression. He HAS AN EDGE in this competition. HAS AN EDGE means has advantage. For example, a faster race car, better acting skill, better beauty appearance. There may be some confusion or corruption of the example phrase. "HAS AN EDGE ABOUT HER" is not common form. When we notice a person's quality we English speakers might say " She has something about her". It means there is some quality that makes her popular or desired. Something about her means she posesses this quality. It is the same as saying : The book is about grammar.
    "SHE HAS AN EDGE ABOUT HER" means : She has an advantage which makes her popular, more attractive, better than other actresses.
    We hear complex forms in published media. I suggest you say She HAS AN EDGE. or THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT HER. Do not combine the phrases.
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    Re: Have an edge about oneself

    Hi Bushwhacker,

    In conformation GaryEMís words I subjoin in addition a few words of me.

    edge = a margin of superiority; an advantage

    Have an edge on (idiom) = Also, have the edge on. Have an advantage over, as in

    Our team has an edge on them. or

    In this competition our town has the edge. The use of edge here alludes to the power to cut, transferred to a margin of superiority.

    He felt an edge about meeting Eliza or whatever her name was now.

    Mr. Major fought a dreadfully mealy-mouthed campaign in which pretty well everything with a cutting edge about the Tory record was blunted.

    Edge = advantage [singular, uncountable] something that gives you an advantage over others:

    Companies are employing more research teams to get an edge.

    The next version of the software will have the edge over its competitors.

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