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be ahead of the game id.
be more successful than others in a competitive situation or do things in advance in order to succeed in a competition.
That basketball team was ahead of the game that is why they won!

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
be stupid
expression used when someone becomes irritating
v.
be exactly right
[Fam.] Ex.: Her guess was right on the money.
n.
a person who hunts wild animals
HUNTING
exp.
be in a good shape
exp.
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
slang
exp.
to be unable to think for oneself
used in a condescending way
exp.
if you can't be arsed to do something, you can't be bothered to do it (you are too lazy to do it)
colloquial, British, very common
exp.
to be left in a state of confusion or uncertainty
exp.
be consumed by an emotion; experience an intense feeling
be beside oneself with joy/ grief/ anger etc.
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
exp.
think alike about a certain topic; be aligned in opinions; feel the same way about smth.
exp.
disappear ; be absent; leave (temporary or for good)
E.g. "Now, that the parents are out of the picture, we can throw a party". (meaning=Now, that the parents left, that they are no longer here) "James is out of the picture, him and Mary split up"
exp.
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
exp.
be/not be interested in getting married and having a family
exp.
behave in a manner that is commonly considered as specific to women
[Fam.] it is used most frequently when referring to men who show lack of courage or an excessive shyness or sensitivity. E.g Don't be a pussy; You're such a pussy
exp.
Slang expression meaning one being annoying.
"You`re a prick when you ask those questions."
v.
to be lost
he went missing my dog went missing for three days
exp.
be a man
familiar
exp.
to be staggering
Das ist ein Hammer!
exp.
be kept waiting
exp.
be tone-deaf
comes from a pun related to Van Gogh (a painter) cutting off his left ear and the expression "have an ear for music" = be particularly good at learning music
adj.
able to be seen
[US] Ex.: the car in front of us was visible because we had the lights on
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Collins

ahead

  

      adj  
1    postpositive   in front; in advance  
      adv  
2    at or in the front; in advance; before  
3    onwards; forwards  
go straight ahead     
4    ahead of  
a    in front of; at a further advanced position than  
b      (Stock Exchange)   in anticipation of  
the share price rose ahead of the annual figures     
5    be ahead  
Informal   to have an advantage; be winning  
to be ahead on points     
6    get ahead   to advance or attain success  


get ahead  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    to be successful; prosper  
2    foll by: of   to surpass or excel  
go ahead  
      vb  
1    intr, adv   to start or continue, often after obtaining permission  
      n  
  go-ahead  
2    usually preceded by: the  
Informal   permission to proceed  
      adj  
  go-ahead  
3    enterprising or ambitious  
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