Idiom:  ahead of the game


ahead of the game:  

  • in a position in front of others
  • in a winning or advantageous position
  • to have more knowledge than your competitors or peers about a subject

Example sentences

  • I am always taking professional development courses so I can stay ahead of the game.
  • I trained by myself all summer so when school started I was ahead of the game while everyone else suffered during training practices.

  • I enrolled my children in a speed reading course this summer so they'd be ahead of the game next year in school.

  • If you continue to take on volunteer projects at your job, you'll definitely be ahead of the game at some point  in your career.

  • Looking back, I realize I would have been ahead of the game if I had become fluent in Arabic but I didn't continue to use it after I left Jordan.

  • To get ahead of the game here you're going to have to suck up to management. Doing good work is not enough.

  • Luckily, I was ahead of the game when I changed schools because I knew a lot about history and government after living in Washington DC.

  • I'm applying for early admission to university to try to get ahead of the game.

  • My advice is to learn how to play golf if you want to get ahead of the game in the business world. Many decisions are made on the golfing greens.

  • I’m always taking training courses so that I can get ahead of the game.

  • The software company is constantly making new innovations to stay ahead of the game.


  • ahead of the curve
  • leading the pack
  • going places
  • out in front

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