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beat sb to it Hi. Is this phrase used in spoken English? For example, 'I was just about to open some wine but I see you've beaten me to it.'
Jun 17, 2015 3:00 PM
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Yes, it's very common. Another italki member who wants to answer this question first may find that I've beaten them to it :)
June 17, 2015
Yes, it's pretty common! It's quite colloquial, it's not used as much in proper written English, but it wouldn't be surprising for it to appear at all.
June 17, 2015
Yes, it's commonly used, at least in the US.
June 17, 2015
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