in the lead

idiom

1
: in a position that is ahead of others
They walked single file, with the oldest boy in the lead.
2
: winning in a race or competition
Our team was in the lead.

Examples of in the lead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Emilia Clarke has been cast in the lead of an upcoming Prime Video drama series. James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 July 2024 Samuel Adams’ role in resisting taxation without representation in Boston was pivotal in the lead up to the American Revolution. Sasha Hupka, The Arizona Republic, 9 July 2024 In general, Florida, with more than 1,300 miles of coastline, is in the lead for highest shark attacks in the nation. Taylor Ardrey, USA TODAY, 5 July 2024 Good has been locked in an election stalemate since last Tuesday’s primary, with his opponent, state Sen. John McGuire (R-VA), in the lead by less than 400 votes. Keely Bastow, Washington Examiner - Political News and Conservative Analysis About Congress, the President, and the Federal Government, 27 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for in the lead 

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“In the lead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20lead. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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