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one step ahead

Definition of one step ahead in English:

Managing to avoid competition or danger from someone or something: I try to keep one step ahead of the rest of the staff
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  • With the new press in full operation, Stewart is now turning his mind to his next investment in his bid to stay one step ahead of the competition.
  • We need to be proactive, one step ahead of the competition - an international leader.
  • At the end of the day, in our attempt to go one step ahead, we have ended up two steps behind.
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