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Ahead of (or lagging behind) one's competitors or peers in the same sphere of activity:‘this investment is needed if we are to stay ahead of the game’
- ‘The opportunities do exist out there and a key factor is to stay ahead of the game.’
- ‘The innovation could be seen as a way to stay ahead of the game.’
- ‘Australia of course has long been ahead of the game in its research into its migration policy.’
- ‘When you're competing with the world's biggest CPU manufacturer, you have to move fast to stay ahead of the game.’
- ‘You can either enlist the services of a communications group who are committed to staying years ahead of the game, or you can sell up now and cut your losses.’
- ‘Ideally, the audit should be a continuing process to ensure that the practice stays ahead of the game.’
- ‘Newspapers like Scotland on Sunday are only too aware of how hard it is to stay ahead of the game in an increasingly competitive market.’
- ‘Architects cannot help influencing each other: the trick is to stay ahead of the game.’
- ‘Mercedes has sought to stay ahead of the game by adorning its latest little beauty with as many technological improvements as possible.’
- ‘In warfare, as in nature, you have to evolve to stay ahead of the game.’
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