ahead of the game
*ahead of the game
being early; having an advantage in a competitive situation; having done more than necessary. (*Typically: be \ahead of the game; get \ahead of the game; keep \ahead of the game; remain \ahead of the game; stay \ahead of the game.) •

Without the full cooperation of my office staff, I find it hard to stay ahead of the game.

If being ahead of the game is important to you and to your business, lease a mobile phone from us.

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{adv. or adj. phr.}, {informal} 1. In a position of advantage; winning (as in a game or contest); ahead (as by making money or profit); making it easier to win or succeed. * /The time you spend studying when you are in school will put you ahead of the game in college./ * /After Tom sold his papers, he was $5 ahead of the game./ 2. Early; too soon; beforehand. * /When Ralph came to school an hour early, the janitor said, "You're ahead of the game."/ * /John studies his lessons only one day early; if he gets too far ahead of the game, he forgets what he read./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • ahead of the game — {adv. or adj. phr.}, {informal} 1. In a position of advantage; winning (as in a game or contest); ahead (as by making money or profit); making it easier to win or succeed. * /The time you spend studying when you are in school will put you ahead… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ahead of the game — ► ahead of the game ahead of one s competitors or peers. Main Entry: ↑game …   English terms dictionary

  • ahead of the game — adverb in an advantageous position she s ahead of the game * * * ahead of the game In a more advanced or advantageous position than expected • • • Main Entry: ↑game * * * ahead of the game phrase in a situation that is likely to lead to success… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ahead\ of\ the\ game — adv or adj. phr. informal 1. In a position of advantage; winning (as in a game or contest); ahead (as by making money or profit); making it easier to win or succeed. The time you spend studying when you are in school will put you ahead of the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • ahead of the game — mod. [being] early; having an advantage in a competitive situation; having done more than necessary. (Especially with get or keep.) □ Without a car telephone, I find it hard to get ahead of the game. □ If being ahead of the game is important to… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • ahead of the game — finished your work, paid all the bills, caught up    With all these expenses, we can t seem to get ahead of the game …   English idioms

  • ahead of the game — in a good situation to achieve progress. With everyone looking for new business, how does your company stay ahead of the game? Usage notes: usually used with the verbs keep, be, and stay …   New idioms dictionary

  • ahead of the game — ahead of one s competitors or peers. → game …   English new terms dictionary

  • ahead of the game — in a situation that is likely to lead to success as the result of good planning, advice, luck etc …   English dictionary

  • be ahead of the game — ► to know more about what is happening in a particular area of business than the people or companies you are competing against: »Our research and development program ensures that we re ahead of the game. Main Entry: ↑game …   Financial and business terms

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