To get ahead of
Ahead A*head", adv. [Pref. a- + head.] 1. In or to the front; in advance; onward. [1913 Webster]

The island bore but a little ahead of us. --Fielding. [1913 Webster]

2. Headlong; without restraint. [Obs.] --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

{To go ahead}. (a) To go in advance. (b) To go on onward. (c) To push on in an enterprise. [Colloq]

{To get ahead of}. (a) To get in advance of. (b) To surpass; to get the better of. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


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  • To get ahead — Get Get (g[e^]t), v. i. 1. To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased. [1913 Webster] We mourn, France smiles; we lose, they daily get. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To arrive at, or bring one s self into, a state,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • get ahead of the game — get/keep/stay/ahead (of the game) phrase to react quickly so that you gain keep an advantage Our industries have to keep ahead of the game in Europe. Thesaurus: to have, or to take advantage of, an opportunitysynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • get ahead (of somebody) — ˌget aˈhead (of sb) derived to make progress (further than others have done) • She wants to get ahead in her career. • He soon got ahead of the others in his class. Main entry: ↑getderived …   Useful english dictionary

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  • To go ahead — Ahead A*head , adv. [Pref. a + head.] 1. In or to the front; in advance; onward. [1913 Webster] The island bore but a little ahead of us. Fielding. [1913 Webster] 2. Headlong; without restraint. [Obs.] L Estrange. [1913 Webster] {To go ahead}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • get ahead — v. (d; intr.) to get ahead of ( to occupy a position in front of ) (try to get ahead of him) * * * [ getə hed] (d; intr.) to get ahead of (try to get ahead of him; to occupy a position in front of) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • ahead of the game — mod. [being] early; having an advantage in a competitive situation; having done more than necessary. (Especially with get or keep.) □ Without a car telephone, I find it hard to get ahead of the game. □ If being ahead of the game is important to… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • ahead of the game — finished your work, paid all the bills, caught up    With all these expenses, we can t seem to get ahead of the game …   English idioms

  • ahead of the game — {adv. or adj. phr.}, {informal} 1. In a position of advantage; winning (as in a game or contest); ahead (as by making money or profit); making it easier to win or succeed. * /The time you spend studying when you are in school will put you ahead… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ahead of the game — {adv. or adj. phr.}, {informal} 1. In a position of advantage; winning (as in a game or contest); ahead (as by making money or profit); making it easier to win or succeed. * /The time you spend studying when you are in school will put you ahead… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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