lead the way

idiom

: to be the first person to go somewhere
You lead the way, and we'll follow.
often used figuratively
Their company led the way in developing this technology.

Examples of lead the way in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This knowledge can empower you to make informed decisions and lead the way in the evolving landscape of talent acquisition. Shiran Danoch, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 But none have put this into practice, instead letting the market lead the way. Simon Montlake, The Christian Science Monitor, 23 Jan. 2024 Overall, Disney and Searchlight lead the way with 22 total nominations, according to statistics provided by BAFTA. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Jan. 2024 Big Tech stocks were helping to lead the way, including a 2.9% climb for Apple. Stan Choe, Fortune, 18 Jan. 2024 Through Tonight: Clearing evening skies will lead the way to a cold night. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 4 Jan. 2024 San Diego can continue to lead the way in tech and biotech, the nation’s most vibrant sectors. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Dec. 2023 Accordingly, Western states have begun to lead the way in re-engineering roadways to benefit wildlife. Dac Collins, Outdoor Life, 7 Dec. 2023 The episode galvanized local tribes and environmentalists, who coalesced into the Un-Dam the Klamath movement, which would lead the way in dam removal advocacy over the next two decades. Melina Mara, Washington Post, 14 Dec. 2023 See More

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“Lead the way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lead%20the%20way. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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