one step ahead


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one step ahead

slightly better prepared or more successful than someone else The filmmaker manages to keep one step ahead of his critics by constantly trying new ideas.
Usage notes: often used with the verbs be, keep, or stay: In this business, you have to be one step ahead of the competition.
See also: ahead, one, step
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However, the hunters always seem to be one step ahead and the youngster realises his chances of survival are slim.
One Step Ahead is now based in Jubilee Road, Eston, after a derelict building was transformed into a studio.
BUSINESSES can stay one step ahead of cyber criminals at a free e-Crime Wales event.
Now he and his older brother Niko are on the run, one step ahead of the Auph, who want Cal for unknown reasons.
With the takeover of the booking systems by the Internet and its now common use it may well be that the airline can get one step ahead of the legislators by announcing any change of actual operator on the web.
New Yorkers are understandably demanding better home protection, and security companies need to stay one step ahead of criminals.
A late-morning service and early afternoon reception put us all one step ahead of MS-related fatigue, and a jazz quartet playing at the reception added a touch of class.
Gradually, they realize the project is a disaster waiting to happen, and become determined to get out at least one step ahead of the sheriff: "Send me anywhere, I'll go to Butte
Once again Brandywine is one step ahead of Cleaver and proves he has not been AWOL.
Since their arrival, most of my creative energies are now focused on staying one step ahead of the kids," says Wolf.
And when stories break between publication dates, we send subscribers e-mail news bulletins to keep them one step ahead of the competition," Daniele said.
I ponder over things, learn from mistakes and try to stay one step ahead.
The program is one step ahead of a European Union directive requiring manufacturers and distributors to assume responsibility for recycling of these items by 2004.
Compare this to the latest CX400 from EMC/DELL and it is clear Raidtec is at least one step ahead," said Noel May, CEO Raidtec Corporation.
The 599th soldiers remained one step ahead, he said, in planning, coordinating, and executing port operations within the vast Asia-Pacific sea routes.