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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.
Leading the pack is defunct Rebellatrix band bassist Angelikus who took a two-year hiatus from the local rock scene to take care of her kids.
Daniyal was leading the pack with total score of 263 pins, followed by Raffay Saqib, who secured 257 pins, Wassay Saqib with 208 pins and Ayzaz Ijaz with 200 pins qualified for the top four final round.
Summary: The UAE is now leading the pack regionally with an impressive 16.4 % in digital penetration.
However, the woman of today plays multiple roles - you can call her a home-maker and a professional, team player while leading the pack, bread-winner, care-giver and so it continues.
Ford dominated the best sellers list with the Fiesta and Focus leading the pack and the latest Kuga taking ninth place.
SOME of Ulster's best runners will be leading the pack in the Belfast City Half Marathon on Sunday.
There's nothing wrong with having a healthy collaboration and involving seniors in decision-making, but Dhawan's body language on such and similar occasions hinted at his lack of skill in reading the situation or leading the pack even from the back.
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Summary: Nominations for this year's Brit Awards have been announced, with singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran leading the pack.
The key difference is that instead of the Yankees or the Red Sox leading the pack, the most followed MLB team account on Twitter is the Philadelphia Phillies at 645,771.
THE cream of the music world was gathering today for the Brit Awards at London's Earls Court, with Coldplay and singer-songwriter Duffy leading the pack with four nominations each.