set the pace

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

set the pace (third-person singular simple present sets the pace, present participle setting the pace, simple past and past participle set the pace)

  1. To establish the speed for a group to move at, for example in a race.
  2. (idiomatic) To establish a common goal by example.
    In May 2003, South Africa set the pace by banning thin plastic bags and imposing a tax on thick ones.

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