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force the pace

To dictate how fast someone or something must move. They're the best team in the league, so we need to force the pace of the game if we want to have any chance of beating them.
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force the pace

adopt a fast pace in a race in order to tire out your opponents quickly.
See also: force, pace

force the ˈpace

(especially British English) make somebody do something more quickly or make something happen more quickly: The government is forcing the pace on economic reforms and the public don’t like it.
If you force the pace in a race, you force the other runners to run as fast as you because you want them to get tired.
See also: force, pace