ahead of the game

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ahead of the game

Gaining or maintaining an advantage in a situation, often by completing a task before its given deadline. My term paper isn't due until next week, but I want to be ahead of the game and finish it tonight. It's hard to stay ahead of the game in network security when the threat landscape is constantly changing.
See also: ahead, game, of

*ahead of the game

being early; having an advantage in a competitive situation; having done more than necessary. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; keep ~; remain ~; Stay ~.) Without the full cooperation of my office stafj', I find it hard to stay ahead of the game. If being ahead of the game is important to you and to your business, lease a mobile phone from us.
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ahead of the game

(spoken)
in a good situation to achieve progress With everyone looking for new business, how does your company stay ahead of the game?
Usage notes: usually used with the verbs keep, be, and stay
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ahead of the game

In a position of advantage, especially financially; succeeding or winning. For example, If we can sell 2,000 units of this product by next month, we'll be well ahead of the game . This idiom uses ahead of in the sense of "in advance of," a usage dating from the mid-1700s, and transfers success in gambling ( the game) to winning in other areas. Also see come out ahead.
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ahead of the game

In a position of advantage; winning or succeeding.
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As coaches you get older but the players stay young so you have to keep ahead of the game.
The most successful companies are those that constantly look to innovate and constantly invest money in research and development - they keep ahead of the game because of it.
Modern, tamper-proof technology and rapid advances in communication mean we need to listen to the experts to keep ahead of the game.
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