have the right-of-way

have the right-of-way
{v. phr.} To have priority in proceeding in traffic on a public highway while other vehicles must yield and wait. * /"Go ahead," he said. "We have the right-of-way at this intersection."/

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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