edge out (someone) or edge (someone) out
to win a competition against someone and get a job or position
I was able to edge out the other applicants to get the job.
Tips to success in Online Business
Look For Alternate Skills
When building a partnership, look for something you dont really have. People often forget this simple rule and start searching for like minded people. They are good to mastermind, to brainstorm, but a partnership must cover a part of your business or process you dont handle directly. If you go for similar skills, youll basically create internal competition, not a partnership.