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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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Porterfield, captain of Ireland, led from the front with a career-best knock of 139 while Balbirnie scored 102 as the visitors piled up 301 runs for the loss of five wickets in the second game of the series also involving Scotland.
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After Helen Jenkins' brilliant gold medal, Alistair Brownlee led from the front to secure victory in front of a soggy but enthusiastic home crowd, while younger brother Jonny produced a storming 10-kilometres run to win bronze.
His comrades described him as a quick-witted and dedicated soldier who inspired others as he led from the front.
The Blues led from the front when they clinched their last two titles in 2005 and 2006 and the England captain believes leading from the front could be the key again this time around.
Chelsea led from the front when they clinched their last two titles in 2005 and 2006 and the England captain believes leading from the front could be the key again this time around.