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lead from the front

To do the things or behave the way that one advises, dictates, or espouses. The country has such happy citizens because people in power lead from the front when they introduce new legislation, so everyone feels like they are on an equal playing field. You really ought to lead from the front if you're going to tell your employees not to incur excessive, unnecessary costs to the company.
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lead from the front

take an active role in what you are urging and directing others to do.
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lead from the ˈfront

take an active part in what you are telling or persuading others to do: If you want to succeed in this business, you need to lead from the front. We need people who can motivate their team to get the best possible results.
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He leads from the front and his performances with the bat have been exceptional."
Expecting the back-rower to galvanise Wales again, O'Connell said: "I thought he was excellent: he's a quiet enough guy who leads from the front in everything he does, whether it's the gym, the analysis room, the training field, but most importantly when he's on the pitch playing, he leads from the front.
He just leads from the front, he lets his actions on the field do the talking.
And for once Brian Cowen leads from the front - if the Taoiseach's monster salary is anything to go by.
PAUL Collingwood leads from the front in his maiden appearance as one-day captain but cannot prevent England slipping to a 15-run defeat to West Indies in the opening Twenty20 international.
n At the front Huddersfield Station Officer Paul Mace STATION Officer Paul Mace leads from the front in everything he does.