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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"Truly, a help in time of need; for none can hope to lead the Pack forever," said Bagheera.
"Free People," he cried, "does Shere Khan lead the Pack? What has a tiger to do with our leadership?"
The Dow is 1.2% firmer, the S&P 500 is up 1.0% and the NASDAQ has climbed 1.4% to lead the pack.
Flexible Pack's "lead the pack" technology produces roll-fed, plastic and wine labels and all sizes of flexible pouches, spouts and stand-up bottom gusset pouches, including three-sided seal pouches, corner-spouted pouches, clear windows and zip-tops.
Chua, a silver medalist in the men's singles during last year's Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan, punctuated the men's open qualifying rounds with 1522 pinfalls to lead the pack that will face the top foreign bowlers of the tournament come Sunday.
In a mid-March a press-note, Sunrisers Hyderabad said Dhawan "with his reputation for a mesmerising stroke-maker, who mixes power and panache in equal measure, is sure to lead the pack with his team-building leadership streaks".
In Group B Woolton lead the pack after a 2-1 away win at Mossley Hill Athletic after Jack Walker grabbed a brace to take his total to 10 for the season so far while Bobby Jones scored for Mossley Hill.
It was a good look at how pure brand power elevates national interest (the Yankees and Red Sox lead the pack), and with some proactive social media direction, how you are in the standings or your market size can be slightly overcome (the Cleveland Indians).
But Birmingham lead the pack and are set to tie up a deal in the summer.
Together they lead the pack on a 200-mile journey, pursuing caribou.
Awards are given to schools that lead the pack in the amount of specific materials collected.
In the Republican Primary for State Superintendent of Education, Karen Floyd continued to lead the pack with $242K in the bank, while newcomer Bob Staton was able to hang onto $155K.
Ford and Toyota lead the pack in hybrid SUV sales, but new models are on the way from GM.
This smart phone from Palm continues to lead the pack as one of the best all-in-one communicators.
Brazil and Mexico will lead the pack, accounting for 71% of those revenues in 2009.