take the lead

take the lead
1) to start winning a race or competition

She took the lead ten miles into the marathon.

2) to accept responsibility for dealing with a situation

The United States took the lead in trying to salvage a deal at the peace talks.

3) to do something as an example for others to follow

British farmers took the lead by sending tons of grain to the drought-stricken areas.


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