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ahead of the game

ahead of the game

Date: Feb 24 2011

Themes: Pop Culture

Quote

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“Really, if my teeth are brushed and I’m feeling semi-confident, I’m ahead of the game.”

- Actress Julia Roberts on her beauty routine. (US Weekly)

Definition

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prepared; getting work done early

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Someone like Julia Roberts is ahead of the game in a lot of ways. She’s ahead of the game in her career, since she is one of the most successful and famous American actresses. She’s ahead of the game when it comes to money, since she’s also one of the richest actresses. And she’s even ahead of the game in terms of having a family, being married with twin babies.

But in spite of all her success, Julia is pretty modest. She says she rarely spends much time on her looks and doesn’t have much of a beauty routine. For her, just brushing her teeth makes her feel like she is ahead of the game. It’s easy to be ahead of the game if you have low standards!

If you are ahead of the game, you’re doing really well at something. Being ahead of the game at something is like being on top. You’re so good at whatever game you’re playing, your practically ahead, or in front of it. You’re so smart and fast, the game has to try to keep up with you!

Being ahead of the game isn’t always easy. What do you do to stay ahead of the game at work, school, and in other parts of your life?

Examples

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“Those don’t have to be done until tomorrow, so since you’ve already started, you’re ahead of the game!”

“Sarah baked a cake during the day so she’d be ahead of the game when she had to start preparing for her dinner party.”

“Max studied hard every night because he wanted to be ahead of the game in class.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

sofree in advantage
by sofree
i think it means that someone has preference or advantage before his/her opponent.
by alina-malina
in an advantageous position =)
by BiG AmBiTioN
in the advantageous position
by Bitten by an Arab bug
cutie83 ready for any difficulties
by cutie83
ЈǾôĐ having an advantage in a competitive situation or having done more than necessary.
by ЈǾôĐ
ready to compete
by Otonashi Saya
Ahead of the game I guess If I already planned about the situation ahead, I can handle it when it comes. So, that I'm ahead of the game. I already predicted it and found way to solve it.
by cherrybirbie
MissROSY to do more than necessary...or to be in a situation where things are going quite well !!
by MissROSY

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Luckylucy31

Philippines

 to prepared


I study English in the morning so I will be a head of the game when they talk to me…

04:52 AM May 19 2011 |

小小雨

小小雨

China

Cool

04:01 PM Mar 10 2011 |

Natalia 1979

Romania

to be better or the best (to be on top)

07:52 AM Mar 10 2011 |

juneborn

juneborn

Mexico

ahead of the game !!

09:06 AM Mar 06 2011 |

mdemirel013

Turkey

i'm ahead of the game in perform salaat.

i advice you  

01:40 PM Mar 02 2011 |

saeedanddocabinah

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I'm ahead of the game in driving

06:39 AM Mar 02 2011 |

Trotska

Colombia

Ermm… cool uh?? Ahead of the game… mmm… I'll use it ;)

04:28 PM Mar 01 2011 |

green_lea

Viet Nam

being ahead of the game is things that i always want to do

08:46 AM Feb 26 2011 |

Zambuka

Zambuka

United States

i'm ahead of the game when i'm feeling the support)))

06:59 AM Feb 25 2011 |

mollymhoney158

Viet Nam

I always try to be ahead of the game so that I feel more confident and it also help me to control anything I do

06:10 PM Feb 24 2011 |

juan luis armenta perez

Congo

Hi, i need to get ahead the game for learnig english. may be you can help me. what do you say? my mail is

03:48 PM Feb 24 2011 |

mehmetrize

mehmetrize

Turkey

to be and to feel ready for something..I guess

12:36 PM Feb 24 2011 |

astridd

Dominica

think beyond of what it is expected

 

08:22 AM Feb 24 2011 |

aboueddySuper Member!

Syrian Arab Republic

I think this means like I say " I'm leading "

06:39 AM Feb 24 2011 |

miss_eos

miss_eos

Viet Nam

I'm always ahead of the game at English class. But on facing foreigners, I'm kind of semi-confident. However, I really think that if you do put some efforts at the field you're in, you can make the game have to try to keep up with you

05:20 AM Feb 24 2011 |

alexcai

alexcai

China

I usually get ahead of the game in business,so i can earn more money!haha!

04:40 AM Feb 24 2011 |

karapetyan

karapetyan

Armenia

To be in highest everywhere.

10:06 PM Feb 23 2011 |

sofree

sofree

China

If you are smart enough, somehow you are always ahead of the game; if you are dumb, you really need to work a lot on it, just give it time.

09:26 PM Feb 23 2011 |

dkattleya

dkattleya

Indonesia

Ahead of the game means you do excellent in what you are doing, it could be you are doing excellent in your carrer, school, etc

07:53 PM Feb 23 2011 |

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