ahead of the game
In a position of advantage, especially financially; succeeding or winning. For example, If we can sell 2,000 units of this product by next month, we'll be well ahead of the game. This idiom uses ahead of in the sense of “in advance of,” a usage dating from the mid-1700s, and transfers success in gambling (the game) to winning in other areas. Also see come out ahead.
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In secret, before the referendum, the council went ahead and fluoridated the water anyway.
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Bush busy engaging constituents on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate ahead of the 2004 presidential election.
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And to tell the truth, she couldn't help wishing he could see, so he could make the game livelier.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
Suddenly, however, he became aware of a small black spot far ahead in the very middle of the unencumbered track.
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The thought seemed to produce the dreaded object, for next moment a large hummock appeared right ahead.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Jean clung to his English nurse, who played the fascinating game of pretending to eat his hand.