A Head Start?
When I was a kid, in Italy, we were burdened with tons of homework, oftentimes for the next day. So, smart kids with good grades and thick glasses, would "avvantaggiarsi"on the days with less homework. According to the dictionaries I've consulted, the English translation of "avvantaggiarsi"is "to get a head start", which is not quite the same concept. "Avvantaggiarsi"meant to do some future homework today, so that the burden would be lighter tomorrow. I didn't like smart kids