ahead of the curve

ahead of the curve
ahead of the curve
more advanced, or developing, understanding something, or reaching a point more quickly than other things or people: »

The ability to speak two languages puts you ahead of the curve in the job market.

Main Entry: curve

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • ahead of the curve — chiefly US approving : faster about doing something than other people, companies, etc. The company has been ahead of the curve in adopting new technologies. [=has adopted new technologies faster than other companies] • • • Main Entry: ↑curve * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ahead of the curve — Similar to ahead of the pack, ahead of the curve literally refers to your position on the statistical bell curve, where the top of the curve represents the median, average result. By being ahead of the curve you represent the top percentile of… …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • ahead behind the curve — ahead of/behind the ˈcurve idiom (especially NAmE, business) in advance of or behind a particular trend • Our expert advice will help you stay ahead of the curve. • We ve fallen behind the curve when it comes to developing new digital products …   Useful english dictionary

  • ahead of the curve — having a higher grade, having better performance    In sales, we re a little ahead of the curve. But in service, we suck! …   English idioms

  • ahead of (or behind) the curve — idi ahead of (or behind) the curve, at the forefront of (or lagging behind) recent developments, trends, etc …   From formal English to slang

  • behind the curve — If you are behind the curve, you  are behind or out of touch with current trends or developments. ( Ahead of the curve iis the opposite)   …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • behind the curve — adverb Out of date. Ant: ahead of the curve …   Wiktionary

  • curve — [kɜːv ǁ kɜːrv] noun [countable] a diagram showing how a price or an amount changes in relation to another price, amount etc: • The price curve is rising as the bond gets closer to maturity. US /kɜːv/ noun [C] ► GRAPHS & CHARTS a line on a graph… …   Financial and business terms

  • curve — [kʉrv] adj. [L curvus, bent: see CROWN] Archaic curved n. 1. a line having no straight part; bend having no angular part 2. a thing or part having the shape of a curve 3. the act of curving, or the extent of this 4. [pl.] the pronounced curving… …   English World dictionary

  • ahead — a|head W2S2 [əˈhed] adv ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in front)¦ 2¦(forward)¦ 3¦(before somebody else)¦ 4¦(future)¦ 5¦(before an event)¦ 6 ahead of schedule 7¦(progress/success)¦ 8¦(advanced)¦ 9¦(WINNING)¦ 10 go ahead …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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