To get ahead

to advance; to prosper.

See also: Get

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But there is a rival archaeologist who would ask nothing better than to get ahead of me in this matter.
But he is trying to get ahead of me, which may account for my feeling."
If you do your part, you ought to be able to get ahead, and when everybody does their part, America gets ahead too.
For example, just a third in a new poll from Bloomberg say that everyone has an equal shot at getting ahead, but when asked by CBS News whether everyone has a fair chance to get ahead in the long run, 52 percent say this is the case.
January February August 2014 2011 2010 Everyone has a fair chance to 52% 49% 35% get ahead in the long run It's mainly just a few people 43 48 62 at the top who have a chance to get ahead Note: In the January 2014 poll, 73 percent of Republicans, 45 percent of Democrats, and 45 percent of independents said everyone has a fair chance.
The information will allow the nearby defender to get ahead of the game by planning his move--maybe intercept or contain.
Found yourself dreaming of how to get ahead in the workplace?