a/one step ahead of

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Definition of a/one step ahead of

1 : 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.
2 : 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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“A/one step ahead of.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a/one%20step%20ahead%20of. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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