Idiom: ahead of the pack
One meaning of "pack" is a group of animals, especially wild animals, such as wolves.
Another meaning of "pack" is to describe a group of competitors in a race or competition.
— I’m always reviewing my notes and reading all of the materials before class to stay ahead of the pack.
— If you want to get ahead of the pack, you should invest in the finest quality suits and accessories.
— Our daughter is always ahead of the pack in sports and other activities at school.
— In initial polling, the Republican candidate was way ahead of the pack, but recent allegations of sexual harassments now have him trailing all candidates.
— We've decided to use GoToMeeting for videoconferencing. It's ahead of the pack for customer service and pricing.
— I don't understand what happened. We were leading the pack for most of the race and then placed last.
— My children will be attending space camp this summer and taking speed reading to help them stay ahead of the pack.
— She's a natural leader without trying. It's her charisma that keeps her ahead of the pack.
— This app is definitely ahead of the pack in terms of features and styling of the interface.
— We invest heavily in R&D to keep our firm ahead of the pack.
— This investment account is far ahead of the pack.
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