Definition of one step ahead in English:

one step ahead

phrase

  • Managing to avoid competition or danger from someone or something:

    ‘I try to keep one step ahead of the rest of the staff’
    • ‘That policy is all part of his drive to stay one step ahead.’
    • ‘In the good old days, organised crime figures in the United States were cagey, one step ahead of the law at every turn.’
    • ‘It was also a race to keep one step ahead of the game.’
    • ‘At the end of the day, in our attempt to go one step ahead, we have ended up two steps behind.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Indeed, for much of the film Kenny's strategizing seems to be one step ahead of the others.’
    • ‘Julie, a trainee nurse, is already one step ahead of her husband, having taken part in a similar ladies-only event.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Wherever I go, church-wise, I always seem to be one step ahead in vision or desire of where the church is at.’