are/keep/stay one jump ahead

Definition of are/keep/stay one jump ahead

  1. :  to have advantage over someone by learning about or doing something new The company has continued to be successful because it always stays one jump ahead of its competitors.

Word by Word Definitions

keepplay
  1. :  to retain in one's possession or power

    :  to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing

    :  to have in control

  1. :  the means or provisions by which one is kept

    :  one that keeps or protects: such as

    :  fortress, castle

stayplay
  1. :  a large strong rope usually of wire used to support a mast

    :  guy

  1. :  to secure upright with or as if with stays

    :  to incline (a mast) forward, aft, or to one side by the stays

    :  to go about :  tack

  1. :  to stop going forward :  pause

    :  to stop doing something :  cease

    :  to continue in a place or condition :  remain

  1. :  the action of halting :  the state of being stopped

    :  a stopping or suspension of procedure or execution by judicial or executive order

    :  self-control, moderation

  1. :  one that serves as a prop :  support

    :  a thin firm strip (as of plastic) used for stiffening a garment or part (such as a shirt collar)

  1. :  to provide physical or moral support for :  sustain

    :  to fix on something as a foundation

jumpplay
  1. :  to spring into the air :  leap

    :  to spring free from the ground or other base by the muscular action of feet and legs

    :  to move suddenly or involuntarily :  start

  1. :  an act of jumping :  leap

    :  any of several sports competitions featuring a leap, spring, or bound

    :  a leap in figure skating in which the skater leaves the ice with both feet and turns in the air

  1. :  exactly, pat

aheadplay
  1. :  in a forward direction or position :  forward

    :  in front

    :  in, into, or for the future


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