ahead of the game


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game 1

 (gām)
n.
1. An activity providing entertainment or amusement; a pastime: party games; word games.
2.
a. A competitive activity or sport in which players contend with each other according to a set of rules: the game of basketball; the game of gin rummy.
b. A single instance of such an activity: We lost the first game.
c. games An organized athletic program or contest: track-and-field games; took part in the winter games.
d. A period of competition or challenge: It was too late in the game to change the schedule of the project.
3.
a. The total number of points required to win a game: One hundred points is game in bridge.
b. The score accumulated at any given time in a game: The game is now 14 to 12.
4. The equipment needed for playing certain games: packed the children's games in the car.
5. A particular style or manner of playing a game: improved my tennis game with practice.
6. Informal
a. An active interest or pursuit, especially one involving competitive engagement or adherence to rules: "the way the system operates, the access game, the turf game, the image game" (Hedrick Smith).
b. A business or occupation; a line: the insurance game.
c. An illegal activity; a racket.
7. Informal
a. Evasive, trifling, or manipulative behavior: wanted a straight answer, not more of their tiresome games.
b. A calculated strategy or approach; a scheme: I saw through their game from the very beginning.
8. Mathematics A model of a competitive situation that identifies interested parties and stipulates rules governing all aspects of the competition, used in game theory to determine the optimal course of action for an interested party.
9.
a. Wild animals hunted for food or sport.
b. The flesh of these animals, eaten as food.
10.
a. An object of attack, ridicule, or pursuit: The press considered the candidate's indiscretions to be game.
b. Mockery; sport: The older children teased and made game of the newcomer.
v. gamed, gam·ing, games
v.tr.
To manipulate dishonestly for personal gain; rig: executives who gamed the system to get huge payoffs.
v.intr.
1. To play for stakes; gamble.
2. To play a role-playing or computer game.
adj. gam·er, gam·est
1. Plucky and unyielding in spirit; resolute: She put up a game fight against her detractors.
2. Ready and willing: Are you game for a swim?
Idioms:
ahead of the game
In a position of advantage; winning or succeeding.
be on (one's) game
To play a sport with great skill.
the only game in town Informal
The only one of its kind available: "He's the only game in town for the press to write about" (Leonard Garment).

[Middle English, from Old English gamen.]

game′ly adv.
game′ness n.

game 2

 (gām)
adj. gam·er, gam·est
Crippled; lame: a game leg.

[Origin unknown.]
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Adv.1.ahead of the game - in an advantageous positionahead of the game - in an advantageous position; "she's ahead of the game"
References in classic literature ?
I suppose she feels she can charge it up to necessary expenses for publicity and still be ahead of the game, taking into account the advertising she's going to get.
Silverstein groaned her horror of gambling, and her husband, aware that his eloquence had betrayed him, collapsed into voluble assurances that he was ahead of the game.
But I think that he'll still be ahead of the game and it'll still be exciting for the players to go in every day, and that's how I found it.
We're still a long way ahead of the game because we haven't let South Africa get away from us.
Writing in his programme notes ahead of the game, he said: "I will probably leave Sam to take the lead again on Tuesday because he's done all the planning and put things in place while I've been away.
Her talk was part of a regional heat of a new national competition called Ahead of the Game, which encourages girls to think like entrepreneurs by starting their own business.
I WEAR ordinary trainers, And don't care about their name, I wear my cap the wrong way round, I'm always ahead of the game.
Staff from the Asda store in Dumbarton took the saltire flag, a Cash for Kids T-shirt and a Scotland top along to where the team was training ahead of the game against Ukraine.
Snowboarding is still the new skiing, and Burton is still ahead of the game.
In order to stay ahead of the game, Falcon Pacific had us install a state-of-the-art security system.
We're now even more competitive on price whilst keeping ahead of the game by offering full-service flights more frequently to more convenient airports.