to go ahead

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - to go ahead

"to go ahead"

to move forward in front of someone or something


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to go ahead

Two friends are driving down a two-lane highway ...

Friend 1:  Our car sure is slow.  There seems to be a lot of cars behind us who would like to go faster.

Friend 2:  I can see that.

Friend 1:  Let's pull over to the side of the highway and let the other cars go ahead of us.

Friend 2:  Good idea.  I could use a little rest anyways.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to go ahead

Some friends are at a movie theater ...

Friend 1:  It looks a little busy tonight.

Friend 2:  And we want good seats, right?

Friend 1:  That would be good.

Friend 2:  Then I'll go ahead and get us some good seats while you buy the popcorn and drinks.

Friend 1:  Good idea. We'll see you inside.

to go ahead - Usage:


to go ahead - Gerund Form:

Going ahead to find good seats for everyone is a nice thing to do.

to go ahead - Examples:

1)  I had people hold doors open for me, Emirati ladies let me go ahead of them in queues

2)  The tight deadline meant that he would have to go ahead of me while I stayed behind to organise my working holiday visa.

3)  Often, one person will go ahead of the others to secure a safe passage for other members of the family.

4)  I proposed we go ahead of the troops, harass them by night to make them lose heart.

5)  Oh, you'd better go ahead of me, said the old lady. She stood aside.

6)  Our daughter Emily has gone ahead of us to meet Jesus face to face.

7)  It is impossible that somebody has gone ahead of you.

8)  His family had gone ahead of him back to the hotel, police said.

9)  A group that had gone ahead of them had told the Army that more civilians are following along the road.

10)  First of all, I thank people who have gone ahead of me, but can manage to remain level-headed.

11)  He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee.

12)  There are several references in FitzRoy's Narrative to Darwin going ahead of the party to scout and to make the best use of his marksmanship.

13)  I learnt to be a soldier. I would even do spying duties, going ahead of the older soldiers and coming back to report what I had seen.

14)  When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.

15)  Farat is a person who goes ahead of the others in the caravan and makes arrangements for the encampment.

16)  The tandem and its trailer soon goes ahead of me.

17)  There before them was the star they had seen rising, and it went ahead of them until it stopped above the place where the child lay?

18)  This morning Mr. Rowand with two boats went ahead of the Brigade.

19)  She went ahead of him to talk to the people he was going to meet.

20)  We were last in the line and Ann went ahead of me to meet him.