remain ahead of (someone or something)

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remain ahead of (someone or something)

1. To stay physically in front of something or someone. The Kenyan runner remained ahead of the others for the duration of the race. You remain ahead of us and act as a scout for any danger.
2. To continue to be in a position to deal with something before it becomes a problem or a burden. We'll want to remain ahead of any problems that may crop up between now and the project's launch date. We try to remain ahead of any issues between employees by cultivating an environment of trust and open communication.
3. To continue to be on or ahead of one's target, schedule, or responsibility for work. I'm having trouble remaining ahead of my deadlines, lately. They're making it harder and harder for us to remain ahead of our sales quotas. Thankfully, the construction crew was able to remain ahead of schedule throughout the build, so we should be able to move into the house before winter.
4. To continue to be in a position that is better or more advanced than others. Their research facility receives a huge amount of funding from the government, which has allowed them to remain ahead of the curve in their field for the last 50 years. With its intuitive design, accessible interface, and affordable pricing, their latest video game console has remained ahead of the pack for the last few years.
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Malahat Awan appreciating the efforts of journalists in covering human interest stories, which was followed by a brainstorming session in which the attendees were assessed on what kinds of trainings they require in order to keep up with the changing times and keep their skills sharp in order to remain ahead of the game.
CalCPA continues to work with other stakeholders who would be negatively affected by a tax on services to ensure professional service providers remain ahead of any developments in this area.
The store has been designed to appeal to individuals who wish to remain ahead of the curve and gain access to efficient, high-performing devices that allow them to get the most out of their viewing and overall technology experience.
The English side will have to win their upcoming three-match series against West Indies, starting January 23 to remain ahead of the Black Caps.
England will have to win their upcoming three-match series against the Windies starting on 23 January to remain ahead of New Zealand.
"However we should never be complacent and as a plant, we must continue to develop our process and enhance our efficiency and productivity to ensure we remain ahead of the competition." Michael Ryan, chief operating officer at Bombardier Aerostructures & Engineering Services (BAES), had said: "If an opportunity comes on a new wing, Airbus would have to decide: 'Do we do it in-house or go to a third-party provider?' We would want to be a part of that, making a pitch to be involved in a new wing."
"However we should never be complacent for the future and as a plant we must continue to develop our process and enhance our efficiency and productivity to ensure we remain ahead of the competition."
Nielsen shares dipped 45 cents to $26.16, but remain ahead of the $21.97 close seen August 6 -- it's lowest price since at least 2010.
Says there is still a lot of hard work ahead, but "cautiously optimistic" work plan will remain ahead of schedule.
Spurs and Arsenal also remain ahead of Pellegrini's men but City's last two titles were won after coming from behind.
Optix Software managing director, Trevor Rowley, said: "We continuously invest to remain ahead of the curve and this is driven both by internal innovation and customer feedback from the very active Optix community forum.
HONLEY remain ahead of Kirkburton in the Drakes Premiership Two thanks to a sparkling unbeaten century from Lewis Kenworthy (right).
"It is through a continued focus on our customers and the unparalleled service provided through our end to end supply chain, that Yearsley Logistics will remain ahead of the competition and continue to grow throughout the UK."
Opinion polls predict the two Liberal parties VVD and D66 will remain ahead of the Freedom Party of the far right-wing politician Geert Wilders.(end) nk.wsa
At its recent AGM, chief executive Stephen Bell OBE said: "We have entered 2014 optimistically but without complacency about the difficulties that remain ahead of us.