be ahead of the game

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be ahead of the game

1. To be prepared for something ahead of schedule. For once, we got our Christmas decorations up right after Thanksgiving, so we're ahead of the game.
2. To learn something before other people do. I was ahead of the game because I heard that Greg would be promoted before it actually happened.
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be ahead of the game

to know more about the most recent developments in a particular subject or activity than the people or companies with whom you are competing A very extensive research and development programme ensures that we're ahead of the game.
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