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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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This ecstasy, this forgetfulness of living, comes to the artist, caught up and out of himself in a sheet of flame; it comes to the soldier, war-mad on a stricken field and refusing quarter; and it came to Buck, leading the pack, sounding the old wolf-cry, straining after the food that was alive and that fled swiftly before him through the moonlight.
Summary: Fleet Foxes are leading the pack with three nominations in this year's Mojo Honours List.
Of the top ten hotel sales for the first half of the year, four single asset transactions exceeded the $300 million mark, with the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Hawaii (arranged by Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels), leading the pack at more than $500 million, followed by the Westin St.
Leading the pack was choreographer Anna Djanbazian, whose revival of her 1982 contemporary ballet, Komitas, Kroong Bnaver (Komitas, Banished but Not Forgotten), premiered by Djanbazian Dance Company last fall, received honors in four categories.
Nonwhites, it turns out, are leading the pack of those folks seeking greener pastures than the pollution-ringed basin of the Angels.
Leading the pack is Suntory's Minami Alps brand, with a commanding 21 percent share.
He says the effort to spruce up the town's image has been "spearheaded by the business people in the downtown core, so it is rewarding to see the business people leading the pack.
In this third installment of Hantman's Goddesses series, the future (2002) is the rage with Thalia leading the pack.
Companies leading the pack in Hispanic marketing investment and shareholder value include: AutoZone, Kellogg, Anheuser-Busch, Colgate-Palmolive, PepsiCo, TJ Maxx, Radio Shack and Procter & Gamble;
Leading the pack is Meltzer/Mandl Architects, whose award-winning design for 57 Bond Street is turning heads as the Bowery is now being associated with modern architecture and million-dollar homes.
Most grades improved in English from last year, with ninth-graders leading the pack at 57 percent deemed ``proficient'' - a 9 percent gain.
FITH Technology is leading the pack to assure that home and business owners are fit for the future.
The Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, the New York Mets and Yankees are considered among the teams Griffey might be heading to, with the Braves leading the pack.
GlaxoSmithKline, with a rumored bid ranging from $14 billion to $16 billion, appears to be leading the pack, which reportedly includes Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, and Wyeth.
Southern California accounts for the lion's share of mortgage delinquencies in California, and leading the pack are Riverside, San Bernardino, Kern and San Luis Obispo counties.