One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Managing to avoid competition or danger from someone or something.‘I try to keep one step ahead of the rest of the staff’
- ‘At the end of the day, in our attempt to go one step ahead, we have ended up two steps behind.’
- ‘In the good old days, organised crime figures in the United States were cagey, one step ahead of the law at every turn.’
- ‘Julie, a trainee nurse, is already one step ahead of her husband, having taken part in a similar ladies-only event.’
- ‘We need to be proactive, one step ahead of the competition - an international leader.’
- ‘That policy is all part of his drive to stay one step ahead.’
- ‘With the new press in full operation, Stewart is now turning his mind to his next investment in his bid to stay one step ahead of the competition.’
- ‘Against these diminishing odds, Jake and his crew must stay one step ahead of both the criminals and the cops to finally settle their debt.’
- ‘Indeed, for much of the film Kenny's strategizing seems to be one step ahead of the others.’
- ‘It was also a race to keep one step ahead of the game.’
- ‘Wherever I go, church-wise, I always seem to be one step ahead in vision or desire of where the church is at.’
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