Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) lead an organised activity or effort
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    • spearhead the campaign/attack/drive
  • Analysis

    To 'spearhead' something is to lead a group in an attack or in a strategic movement or to direct a group of people in some way. You could 'spearhead' an organisation by being responsible for major decisions or 'spearhead' a political movement by beginning it or leading others. This verb can be used in social and professional contexts.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The air force spearheaded the government's attack on the rebel positions, destroying targets and making the situation less dangerous for the ground troops that followed.
    2. A vigilante organisation spearheaded a cyber attack on the government website.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Helen was spearheading the drive for better working conditions in the factory. For that reason, the boss had a particular dislike for her.
    2. As the most qualified and experienced member of the team; Kevin was chosen to spearhead the company's new marketing campaign.
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