ahead of the game



Idiom Definition

"to be ahead of the game"

to have prepared, planned or made ready an idea, project, technology or invention such that you have an advantage

"to stay ahead of the game"

to continually be preparing, planning or making ready an idea, project, technology or invention such that you have an advantage

 

"to keep ahead of the game"

to continually be preparing, planning or making ready an idea, project, technology or invention such that you have an advantage

"to get ahead of the game"

the process of gaining an advantage by preparing, planning or making ready an idea, project, technology or invention

Idiom Definition - ahead of the game

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - ahead of the game

A husband and wife are talking on the phone ...

Wife:  Are you coming home for supper tonight? You haven't been home for supper all week. The kids miss you.

Husband:  Yes. I've been working really hard for the past week. I think I'm finally ahead of the game.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - ahead of the game

The two owners of an information technology company are talking ...

Owner 1:  Did you ever imagine that this business would require so much time?

Owner 2:  I thought I knew what we were getting into but we have both been working eighty hour weeks.

Owner 1:  It's the only way we can stay ahead of the game.

Owner 2:  I suppose you're right. This is a highly competitive industry.





ahead of the game - Usage:

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ahead of the game - Gerund Form:

Being ahead of the game can give a sense of satisfaction.

Staying ahead of the game can require a great deal of effort.

Keeping ahead of the game can require a great deal of effort.

Getting ahead of the game can require even greater effort.



ahead of the game - Examples:

1)  I am ahead of the game after working very hard.

2)  I've noticed that with online reading, I'm often even 2 days ahead of the game on some stories.

3)  Be ahead of the game, always, like a chess player.

4)  The US might have been ahead of the game a while back, but they aren't anymore.

5)  Keep your equipment distribution company ahead of the game in 2013.

6)  Its just hard core consistent work you must follow to stay ahead of the game to become the next big website.

7)  If you can speak intelligently about these things, you're one step ahead of the game.

8)  The fact that you realize that the estimates depend upon assumptions makes you well ahead of the game.

9)  I'm currently a Junior in college and I want to be ahead of the game.

10)  As you already have a Masters in Project Management I think you are already ahead of the game.

11)  Wait, you've already done that. Good, you're already ahead of the game.

12)  The best thing companies and newspapers can do is be ahead of the game and adapt and change, or, sadly, go under.

13)  I personally think Microsoft are putting themselves ahead of the game with windows 8.

14)  If you have loving, involved parents who are any age, you are ahead of the game.

15)  I feel like I'm way ahead of the game.

16)  Will there ever be a time where the technology and methods can't stay ahead of the game?

17)  I would agree with many of your points about how America is ahead of the game when trying to tackle racist issues.

18)  You are not ground breaking or ahead of the game but seen as dinosaurs who are crippling the breed.

19)  I'm ahead of the game compared to a LOT of wives out there.

20)  Top athletes are increasingly turning to technology as they strive to stay ahead of the game.