The idiom ‘ahead of the pack' means ‘to doing something more successfully than others in your group'. This video explains the meanings of the idiom ‘ahead of the pack'. We explain how to use it with some easy examples for Social and Business English.
The ‘pack’ describes a group of competitors competing for the same thing. In terms of an office environment, the pack are staff members or groups of employees in the office, and being ahead of the pack, is being one step ahead of others in terms of career progression or weekly/monthly tasks, etc. This idiom can be heard more often in an office environment.
She uses the internet to stay ahead of the pack in her class.
He constantly works overtime in order to stay ahead of the pack.