be ahead of the pack

be ahead of the pack

To outshine one's competition in a particular area. The boss singled me out for praise at this week's department meeting, so I'm ahead of the pack now. My sister was ahead of the pack during the entire race.
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It's good to be ahead of the pack, but not too far ahead.