two jumps ahead (of someone or something)

two jumps ahead (of someone or something)

1. Significantly more prepared, skilled, or successful than someone or something else. I went to Sarah's office to start planning the project, but she was already two jumps ahead. The company is still two jumps ahead of the competition in the smartphone market. I don't know why, but our kids are two jumps ahead of us when it comes to understanding new technology.
2. Able to easily or deftly outmaneuver someone or something. That crook hasn't been arrested yet because he's always two jumps ahead of the cops. The spy finds herself being hunted by her former agency, so she'll have to stay two jumps ahead if she's going to survive.
See also: ahead, jump, someone, two

two jumps ahead of someone

Fig. a good way ahead of someone. Her market research kept her two jumps ahead of her competitors. I was just starting to think of vacation plans, not realizing that my wife was two jumps ahead of me. She had already made hotel reservations.
See also: ahead, jump, of, two