lead the pack

lead the pack

To be at the forefront of a particular group, either literally or figuratively. We had Bill lead the pack on our tour through Rome. The new video game console led the pack in sales for the fifth straight week.
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References in classic literature ?
Truly, a help in time of need; for none can hope to lead the Pack forever," said Bagheera.
Awards are given to schools that lead the pack in the amount of specific materials collected.
On a geographical basis, he said, "Indonesia and China lead the pack, [then] the Philippines, Thailand and, maybe to a lesser extent, Korea and Vietnam.
While sports like basketball and volleyball may place women at even higher risk, female runners also lead the pack in knee injuries.
tourists lead the pack, American travelers spend $106 a day while in Brazil, more than tourists from any other country.