force the pace

force the pace

adopt a fast pace in a race in order to tire out your opponents quickly.
See also: force, pace

force the ˈpace

(especially British English) make somebody do something more quickly or make something happen more quickly: The government is forcing the pace on economic reforms and the public don’t like it.
If you force the pace in a race, you force the other runners to run as fast as you because you want them to get tired.
See also: force, pace