(to be) ahead of the curve

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - ahead of the curve

"(to be) ahead of the curve"

to be better than average


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - ahead of the curve

"(to be) ahead of the curve"

to be at the forefront of or leading in something


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - ahead of the curve

Two students are talking ...

Student 1:  I find the economics class so difficult. I am barely managing to get a "C".

Student 2:  I really enjoy economics. I believe that I am ahead of the curve.

Student 1:  What is your grade.

Student 2:  I am sitting at an "A".

Student 1:  That is definitely better than average in that class.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - ahead of the curve

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  As a technology company it is imperative that we stay ahead of the curve.

Colleague 2:  I couldn't agree more. What do you suggest?

Colleague 1:  We need to invest more in research and development. It may seem like a huge investment at the moment but when we develop and market technologies years ahead of our competitors, we will make a huge amount of money.

(to be) ahead of the curve - Usage:


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(to be) ahead of the curve - Gerund Form:

Being ahead of the curve means you scored in a higher percentile.

Being ahead of the curve, the technology company cornered the market on an emerging technology.

(to be) ahead of the curve - Examples:

1)  Any time you can stay ahead of the curve on technology, it's important.

2)  ... point of inspiration so our clients can see that we are always ahead of the curve and a trusted advisor to new and emerging technology that could impact their business.

3)  ... access to all future reports and daily newsletters to ensure you stay ahead of the curve and benefit personally and professionally.

4)  ... two statistically significant groups within the survey sample: those who are ahead of the curve and those who are behind it.

5)  It's important to stay ahead of the curve in terms of new concepts and trends in your chosen field. 

6)  ... we have been ahead of the curve by addressing the issue of bias through mandatory and non-mandatory training standards, ...

7)  Canada has been ahead of the curve, working on improving the identification of vaccines since 1999, ...

8)  Innovation, progression and always being several steps ahead of the curve are just some of the core values of ...

9)  Staying ahead of the curve means better forecasting demand to maximise low-cost capacity, without sacrificing quick turnaround times on ...

10)  What we were hoping was to get ahead of the curve. Before the standards hit we have actually started educating the community about what's ...

11)  ... to make them the smartest people in the room; keep them ahead of the curve; make them members of an elite club.

12)  ... should be able to stay ahead of the curve, rather than constantly playing catch-up.

13)  The need to develop internal apps quickly to meet demand and stay ahead of the curve is paramount in today's competitive market place.

14)  ... train yourself to excel at the new job. Leaders stay ahead of the curve by keeping their performance levels consistent quarter-on-quarter.

15)  ... to anticipate public perception, to be "ahead of the curve".

16)  Companies which continuously evolve stay ahead of the curve

17)  These books serve as proof that he remains well ahead of the curve, as he continues to position his clients with a unique competitive advantage.

18)  ... the most successful, game-changing campaigns are generally a bit ahead of the curve.

19)  Morocco stayed ahead of the curve by quickly initiating constitutional reforms and other efforts aimed at quelling revolutionary sentiments. 

20)  Try to keep ahead of the curve by building labs and workshops before their respective delegates start nagging you to expand.