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stay ahead

1. To remain physically before someone or something. Stay ahead of me on the road so I'll know when to turn. Though others threatened to catch up, the favored dog stayed ahead through to the end of the race.
2. To maintain control of a situation by effectively working on or dealing with something before it increases to a problematic or burdensome size or impact. So many requests have been pouring in that I simply can't stay ahead of my emails. I'd much rather do the extra work to stay ahead than scramble all week to catch up on what I need to get done. I've been getting all of our documents and reports in order so I can stay ahead of the audit next week.
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stay ahead

v.
1. To remain in front of something, especially when moving: The horse managed to stay ahead of the others. Our friends in the other car were following us, so we stayed ahead for the whole trip.
2. To complete all or more than is required of some task in order to be prepared to face more work: I try to stay ahead of my work. There is so much to do that it's very hard to stay ahead.
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But the Briton believes staying ahead of Rosberg last time out will give him the edge ahead of this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix.
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He wants to make certain all are in alignment (to carry out the responsibilities FASB has been entrusted with, empowered by the SEC to be the independent standard-setter in the U.S.), and that all are "staying ahead of the curve and not only meeting but exceeding the expectations associated with those responsibilities." That will take some assessment, he says, to determine the current activities and some planning as to whether a change is required and what actions will be implemented, if necessary.
Staying ahead of the market is a hallmark of how Primo and Carter managed to create the largest African American real estate advisory firm in the country.
Staying ahead of the game, says Jackson, involves constant investment in the newest technology.
"I would say one of the biggest challenges I deal with is staying ahead of all the technological advancements in our client's industry; government regulations and international business," says Larson.
Because counterfeiters are turning increasingly to digital methods and as advances in technology make digital counterfeiting easier and cheaper, the government is staying ahead of counterfeiters by updating the currency every seven to ten years.
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It seems like nobody really thinks about it much, but in vert skating you use almost every muscle in your body, staying ahead of the curve by defying gravity to maintain or generate the speed needed to pull off these maneuvers.