One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they will resign to forestall a vote of no confidence’
pre-empt, get in before, get ahead of, steal a march on, anticipate, second-guess, nip in the bud, thwart, frustrate, foil, stave off, ward off, fend off, avert, preclude, obviate, prevent, intercept, check, block, hinder, impede, obstruct
informal beat someone to it, beat someone to the draw, beat someone to the punch
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