“Ahead Of The Game”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 283
Ahead Of The Game ってどういう意味？
Ahead of the gameとは他者と差をつけて有利な立場にいる状態を表す表現です。
Ahead of the game ってどういう場面で使うの？
Justin: Should I get an MBA?
You: I think so. You will be ahead of the game!
Ahead of the game の自然な使い方を動画で学ぶ
Hello everyone! Justin here and welcome to another Bizmates for Beginners video lesson
where every week we introduce a new idiom, phrase, or expression tat you can use in your daily business conversation.
And this week everyone, we are going to learn:
Ahead Of The Game.
So to find out what this means and how to use it, please stay tuned.
But first everyone, let's begin with a quick look at last week's class.
Alright, so imagine I say: Wow, this is a great idea! Let's present this to our team!
But you think we are acting too quickly. We are not prepared yet.
So, how do you say that using the expression from last week. I'll give you five seconds to think about it.
Are you ready? Alright, go!
Alright and time is up, if you said:
Let's not jump the gun! We should do more research first.
Then that's exactly right. Well done and thank you for remembering last week's class.
Alright everyone, now let's move on to: Ahead Of The Game.
Now this is what I sometimes hear.
Alright, so I'm having a coffee break with my good friend and colleague Taro. And I'm asking him for his opinion.
I say: Taro, what do you think. Should I get my MBA?
Taro says: Yeah, I think so. You will have an advantage.
Alright, thank you for your opinion Taro. Yes that's right, I think so. If I get my MBA
you know, maybe I'll learn more, I'll have more information, I'll have maybe a better network
of people I can contact or I can rely on. So yeah, you will have an advantage.
Now although this is ok, you might hear an native English speaker say this:
Yeah I think so. You will be ahead of the game.
Alright, so whenever you do something to get an advantage.
Ok? An advantage over other people, or advantage over the competition, you will be ahead of the game
So, for example, because our company invested a lot of resources into IT development.
We are now ahead of the game, we are now ahead of our competitors. Alright?
Or another example, yes, I really really prepared hard for this presentation today.
Ok, so I think I'm ahead of the game. I'm ahead of the other people. Alright?
So, ahead of the game.
Alright, so pronunciation here everyone. Please repeat after me.
Ahead of the game. Ahead of the game. Alright? Your turn.
Good alright, now after my question: So what do you think. Should I get my MBA?
Yeah, I think so. You will be ahead of the game! Alright.
You'll have more advantages over your competitors.
Alright, so please remember this for our review next time.
Ok everyone, so our bonus question this week is another way to say:
A hard challenge.
So, if you know what the answer is you can feel free to leave it in the comments below.
If you don't know what the answer is but you are curious, it is in one of our previous Bizmates for Beginners
video lesson so take a look if you have the time. And
and of course I will leave the answers to last weeks bonus question in the information below.
Ok everyone, so that is it for me this week. Thank you always for watching.
Have a great weekend everyone! And I'll see you next time.