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lead the pack

To be at the forefront of a particular group, either literally or figuratively. We had Bill lead the pack on our tour through Rome. The new video game console led the pack in sales for the fifth straight week.
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Buck led the pack, sixty strong, around bend after bend, but he could not gain.
The Jacksonville metropolitan area led the pack for the fastest appreciating, at 19.
Flintridge Prep of La Canada's Tom McLean led the pack for all of the Prep League Finals boys' race at Pierce College on Friday afternoon.
In value, Colombia led the pack, exporting $2 billion in products.
At least 10 percent of the videos on each network depicted tobacco use, and at least 20 percent showed drinking, they report in the July American Journal of Public Health Music Television (MTV) led the pack in both categories, DuRant notes, "with almost 26 percent of its videos containing smoking--more than twice as many as on Country Music Television.
Soros regains the top spot in Alpha's third annual ranking of top hedge fund earners after falling off the list last year, when Bruce Kovner of New York-based Caxton Associates led the pack.
Ralph Smith of Lancaster led the pack of nearly 600 anglers by catching the biggest fish, a 4.
Asian children also led the pack in science and math when his team reported achievements of middle schoolers last fall (SN: 11/30/96, p.
With more than $370,000, he has led the pack in fund-raising, according to reports on file with the City Ethics Commission.
Also, the first sentence of the graf immediately following the numbered bulleted items, should read: For the fourth consecutive year, California led the pack with the most companies on this year's B2 100 list with 41 (sted: xxx B2 100 list with 40).
Among trainers, Baffert led the pack with seven wins.
For VoIP company-specific searches at Overture, Skype led the pack with 197,435 searches followed closely by Vonage with 173,892 queries.
Notorious Hollywood biker and ``The Tonight Show'' host Jay Leno, who was the event's grand marshal, and actor and honorary grand marshal Peter Fonda, led the pack of bikers.
In last Friday's Diamond Hill Plywood 200, Biffle led the pack nearly 50 laps, and used an aggressive pit strategy to drive to a fourth place finish in the No.