to steal a march on sb/sth
/stˈiːl ɐ mˈɑːɹtʃ ˌɑːn ˌɛsbˈiː slˈæʃ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to act very fast in order to get advantage over someone
to throw one's hat in / into the ring
/θɹˈoʊ wˈʌnz hˈæt ɪn ɔːɹ ˌɪntʊ ðə ɹˈɪŋ/
to declare one's participation or candidacy in a competition or contest
ahead of the pack
/ɐhˈɛd ʌvðə pˈæk/
used of a person or organization that is more successful or performing much better than its rivals
to keep up with the Joneses
/kˈiːp ˌʌp wɪððə dʒˈoʊnzᵻz/
to constantly try to gain what one's friends and acquaintances have in order not to fall behind them
to beat sb to the draw
/bˈiːt ˌɛsbˈiː tə ðə dɹˈɔː/
to react more quickly than someone in doing or achieving something
ahead of the game / curve
/ɐhˈɛd ʌvðə ɡˈeɪm kˈɜːv/
in a better position compared to one's rivals or peers
on one's heels
/ˌɑːn wˈʌnz hˈiːlz/
near the point of surpassing a fellow competitor
cut and thrust
/kˈʌt ænd θɹˈʌst/
used to refer to the energetic and thrilling nature of an activity where people compete or argue with each other, creating an exciting and lively atmosphere
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