Talk:ahead of the curve

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Analogy[edit]

Presumably the expression re [wanting to be] 'ahead of the curve' derives from some analogy?

Is it a surfing one, or does it have some other background?

Why is it deemed better to be ahead of the curve than, say, on or behind it?

I'm curious! Trafford09 (talk) 12:47, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

It seems to be drawing on sports. I not particularly knowledgeable, but surfing doesn't seem quite right - one is riding inside the curl or with the curve. I am thinking of American baseball, when the batter is anticipating a curve ball, perhaps hitting the ball before it curves out of reach?

TomS TDotO (talk) 06:41, 26 October 2018 (UTC)