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get ahead of (third-person singular simple present gets ahead of, present participle getting ahead of, simple past and past participle got ahead of)

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning. To reach a position that is ahead of (someone or something).
  2. (get ahead of a potential development) To take preemptive action before the development becomes reality.
  3. (get ahead of a story) To go public with information before the story breaks.