- ahead of one's time,
- ahead of the game,
- ahead of time,
- in front of; before: He ran ahead of me.
- superior to; beyond: materially ahead of other countries.
- in advance of; at an earlier time than: We got there ahead of the other guests.
- to be winning: Our team is ahead by two runs.
- to be in a position of advantage; be benefiting: His score in mathematics is poor, but he's ahead in foreign languages.
Origin of ahead
Examples from the Web for ahead
They let us get ahead of the outfit, then the rest of the guys came in.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But in the days ahead he, his brother, and the others will be back in the street while their families worry at home.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With Batman and Planet of the Apes, you seem to be operating around 15 years ahead of the culture.Tim Burton Talks ‘Big Eyes,’ His Taste For the Macabre, and the ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel|Marlow Stern|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
MAKE IT AHEAD: Assemble the pot pies completely, cover tightly, and refrigerate for up to a day or freeze for up to a month.
But it seems pretty clear that the EU has plans to make such plans, and this issue is going to be pressed in the months ahead.After the Israel Synagogue Massacre: A New Intifada?|Michael Tomasky|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Captain Zoss was ahead of the others and was on top of the cliff when Earl shouted to him.To Alaska for Gold|Edward Stratemeyer
It was not long till a squad of cavalrymen came galloping back, yelling that the rebels were just ahead.Si Klegg, Book 1 (of 6)|John McElroy
He was ahead of me, but half way in he met a shark, and came clamoring back to me to be saved.The Sea Bride|Ben Ames Williams
Then I'll start right in to-night an' pay the same as you fellers do, for you've only got one day ahead of me.An Amateur Fireman|James Otis
We had not gone far when we saw a company of reb cavalry coming towards us from ahead.In and Out of Rebel Prisons|Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
- in front of; at a further advanced position than
- stock exchangein anticipation ofthe share price rose ahead of the annual figures
In addition to the idioms beginning with ahead
- ahead of one's time
- ahead of the game
- ahead of time
- come out ahead
- dead ahead
- full speed ahead
- get ahead
- go ahead
- one jump ahead
- quit while one's ahead