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one step ahead

A little bit more prepared, skilled, or successful than someone or something else; able to outmaneuver or outpace someone or something.. I've been working extra hard so that I'm one step ahead of the new girl threatening to take my job. That crook hasn't been arrested yet because he's always one step ahead of the cops.
See also: ahead, one, step
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a/one step aˈhead (of somebody/something)

when you are one step ahead of somebody/something, you manage to avoid them or to achieve something more quickly than they do: One of the reasons why they’re so successful as a business is because they always seem to be one step ahead of the competition.
See also: ahead, one, step
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ANDERLECHT technical director Frank Arnesen has revealed that Vincent Kompany convinced the club to put him in charge following a six-hour meeting and says the City captain will bring them 'not one step ahead, [but] maybe three, four steps ahead.' Kompany will leave Manchester after an 11-year stay which has seen him become a City icon, thanks to his fearless defending, penchant for scoring vital, title-winning goals and his genuine love for the city.
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WAUCONDA -- HM Manufacturing President and CEO Nicole Wolter was named a 2019 Step Ahead Awards honoree by The Manufacturing Institute.
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