a/one step ahead of


: better prepared than (someone or something)
The teacher really has to work to keep one step ahead of the class.
She always seems to be one step ahead of me.
: able to avoid being caught or found by (someone or something)
So far the killer has managed to stay one step ahead of the police/law.

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