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.
We have a long way to go, but you're lucky to lead the pack,'' state Sen.
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.
For elementary schools, Saugus Union School District students lead the pack on the standards test, with between 59 percent to 76 percent of second-through-sixth-graders deemed at least ``proficient'' in the math and language arts.
Grand marshals Jay Leno, Peter Fonda, Robert Patrick and Lorenzo Lamas will lead the pack of 20,000 motorcyclists on a 50-mile caravan from Glendale to Castaic Lake for a Tony Roma's barbecue, motorcycle trade show, sky-diving demo and concert.
Susskind and opponent Paul Koretz, a West Hollywood City Council member, lead the pack with each reporting they have raised roughly $600,000.