ahead of the curve

Definition of ahead of the curve

chiefly US, approving

  1. :  faster about doing something than other people, companies, etc. The company has been ahead of the curve in adopting new technologies.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in a forward direction or position :  forward

    :  in front

    :  in, into, or for the future

  1. :  bent or formed into a curve

  1. :  to have or take a turn, change, or deviation from a straight line or plane surface without sharp breaks or angularity

    :  to cause to curve

    :  to throw a curveball to (a batter)

  1. :  a line especially when curved: such as

    :  the path of a moving point

    :  a line defined by an equation so that the coordinates of its points are functions of a single independent variable or parameter

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a brief usually trivial fact

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