lead the field

lead the field

1. To be the most successful or talented person in a particular sport, hobby, field of study, business, etc. She's been leading the field with her groundbreaking research into cancer cell structures. He led the field for nearly two decades in the number of home runs hit in a single season.
2. Of an athlete, to be performing at a much higher standard than one's competitor(s), and having the best chance of winning. He has been leading the field since the moment the race began.
See also: field, lead

lead the field

COMMON
1. If a person, company or organization leads the field in an activity, they are the best or most successful at it. The Americans continue to lead the field when it comes to child actors.
2. If you lead the field in a competition, you are in the best position and are likely to win. US and European cyclists usually lead the field. This could be due to their hi-tech equipment. Torrance led the field after two rounds of the Kronenbourg Open.
See also: field, lead
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The Paul Hennessy-trained daughter of Deanridge Viking and So Said Sarah flew from trap three to lead the field into the turn, but was headed at that point by Coconut Comrades.
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Karachi-based Tushna, wife of leading driver Ronnie Patel, displayed her brilliant skills and control over the vehicle to lead the field.
Khawaja Saad Rafique said that he had refused to take up ministry of science and technology citing his incapability to lead the field.
And for that reason McDowell was last night playing down his chances in Versailles after he and South African Richard Sterne reached five-under par to lead the field by a shot.
The Condon junior threw a season-best 123-3 last week to lead the field.
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John Rocker will lead the field sales organization as senior vice president, sales.
The young UAE prodigy fired a sizzling net six-under-par 67 in the first round and followed it with another superb net 72 to lead the field by a good five shots, going into the final round.
Among the acts hoping for glory will be Tinie Tempah, Mumford And Sons, The xx and Plan B who lead the field in terms of nominations.
McNish shrugged off a stomach bug to take over the wheel of his Audi from team-mate Tom Kristensen and lead the field after six hours of the endurance classic - a lap ahead of the sister Audi driven by Marco Werner.