Ahead of the game

ahead of the game

adverb phrase

In a winning or advantageous position: Hard as I try, I can’t seem to get ahead of the game
In a position of advantage, especially financially; succeeding or winning. For example, If we can sell 2,000 units of this product by next month, we’ll be well ahead of the game . This idiom uses ahead of in the sense of “in advance of,” a usage dating from the mid-1700s, and transfers success in gambling ( the game ) to winning in other areas. Also see come out ahead


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