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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.
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*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

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

COMMON If you are ahead of the game, you know about and are using all the most recent developments in a particular area, especially compared to other people or organizations you are competing with. I'm not worried about the competition because we're so far ahead of the game. He was quietly confident, always one step ahead of the game and totally independent. Note: You can also say that someone keeps ahead of the game or stays ahead of the game. We're always looking at new technologies to keep ahead of the game. If you want your company to stay ahead of the game, you have to keep informed of these developments.
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ahead of the game

ahead of your competitors or peers in the same sphere of activity.
1996 Daily Telegraph The smart money headed for Chinatown, where you can pick up all those Eastern looks the designers are promoting for next spring ahead of the game.
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ahead of the game

In a position of advantage; winning or succeeding.
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Great training teaches employees core business development and management skills to help them in their next career steps, as well as helping the business to remain ahead of the game in its offering to customers.
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As austerity measures take their grip across Europe, we must pull together tighter than ever before to ensure that Liverpool and the commercial district remain ahead of the game.
Nick Scully, VP Sales North West EMEA for Lawson Software comments: "Faced with high turnover, high-speed transactions and increased regulation, we are finding that food and beverage customers are increasingly requesting comprehensive industry specific business systems that are easy to deploy and use to remain ahead of the game.
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As the parcels industry is thought to be worth around PS75bn, Royal Mail will have to fight very hard to remain ahead of the game.
Developing new models which appeal to consumers is something any manufacturer needs to do if it wants to remain ahead of the game.
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The progress that has been made already, combined with the board's commitment to ensuring the Ospreys remain ahead of the game and the long-term, strategic thinking within the organisation means that this is an exciting time to formalise my involvement.