ahead of the game


: in a position or situation in which one is likely to succeed, win, etc.
The company has stayed ahead of the game by meeting new government standards before they go into effect.

Examples of ahead of the game in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sister Unity was concerned about the safety of the group ahead of the game, knowing there would be protesters. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 17 June 2023 German players put a hand over their mouths for their team picture, a gesture symbolizing censorship, ahead of the game against Japan to protest the decision. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 28 Nov. 2022 Troy Smith gets ahead of the game and predicts 17 artists who could find their way onto next year’s ballot. cleveland, 9 Nov. 2022 Consumer financing incumbents, such as banks, and expert balance sheet lenders that can adopt this strategy in 2022 can potentially find themselves ahead of the game. Yaacov Martin, Forbes, 9 Aug. 2022 Award-winning musician Callie Bennett sang the national anthem in her native Navajo language ahead of the game. Chloe Peterson, The Arizona Republic, 22 July 2022 The arena was at its loudest when Bird was introduced ahead of the game. Joe Arruda, Hartford Courant, 17 June 2022 The bespoke cleats were the brainchild of OBJ and legendary custom footwear designer Dominic Ciambrone, aka The Shoe Surgeon, who spoke to PEOPLE ahead of the game about crafting the cleats that cost about the same as a condo. Chelsea White, PEOPLE.com, 13 Feb. 2022 The Miami Heat’s equation become a bit more complex Friday when center Bam Adebayo was downgraded from probable to questionable on the team’s afternoon injury report ahead of the game against the Charlotte Hornets at FTX Arena. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, 29 Oct. 2021 See More

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“Ahead of the game.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ahead%20of%20the%20game. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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