lead the field

lead the field

1. To be the most successful or talented person in a particular sport, hobby, field of study, business, etc. She's been leading the field with her groundbreaking research into cancer cell structures. He led the field for nearly two decades in the number of home runs hit in a single season.
2. Of an athlete, to be performing at a much higher standard than one's competitor(s), and having the best chance of winning. He has been leading the field since the moment the race began.
See also: field, lead

lead the field

COMMON
1. If a person, company or organization leads the field in an activity, they are the best or most successful at it. The Americans continue to lead the field when it comes to child actors.
2. If you lead the field in a competition, you are in the best position and are likely to win. US and European cyclists usually lead the field. This could be due to their hi-tech equipment. Torrance led the field after two rounds of the Kronenbourg Open.
See also: field, lead
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Mary's, last year's runner-up, jumped 10-3 last week to lead the field, and Kylee DeLong of Vale went 10-1.
This is an area where The University of Auckland Business School is determined to lead the field in both education and research," said Professor Barry Spicer, Dean of the University of Auckland Business School.
Defending champion Chatsworth and Granada Hills - a winner of four of the past five team titles - lead the field midway through the City Section golf championship.
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As proud winners of an elusive platinum POPAI award for overall performance, it continues to lead the field by bringing innovation and creative concepts that add style and performance to the highly competitive POP environment.
At OKI Printing Solutions we're single-minded in our drive to lead the field and continually challenge our competitors, so feel this sponsorship is a great fit for our brand.
Now in its 35th year of publication, IndustryWeek continues to lead the field as the authority on manufacturing.
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We are also proud to lead the field in social responsibility.
Prasco's goal is to lead the field in bringing to consumers Prasco Authorized Generics, which are brand products sold under the Prasco private label.
Prasco's goal is to lead the field in Prasco Authorized Generics, which are brand products sold under the Prasco private label.
today announced that it has appointed HP/Compaq veteran, Steve Young, to lead the field force automation and mobile enterprise application company's worldwide business development and channel operations.
They regularly lead the field in process development and to accomplish this they require timely, accurate and repeatable process control information," explained David Klenk, August Technology's president and COO.
RJM's engineers lead the field, offering some of the most effective technologies available today for reducing NOx emissions from fossil fuel fired boilers.
Lenane will also lead the field organization responsible for the implementation of the company's technical and software services to customers, process improvement, quality assurance and customer satisfaction.