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’
- ‘We need to be proactive, one step ahead of the competition - an international leader.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘That policy is all part of his drive to stay one step ahead.’
- ‘Julie, a trainee nurse, is already one step ahead of her husband, having taken part in a similar ladies-only event.’
- ‘Wherever I go, church-wise, I always seem to be one step ahead in vision or desire of where the church is at.’
- ‘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.’
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