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Difference between Come to the front and Go to the front

come to the front

1. (also: come to the fore) become well known or popular:

  • He had come to the front as the Prince Charming of politics—young, handsome, and popular.

2. be revealed; manifest itself:

  • At such a time his true boastful self would come to the front.

go to the fronttake an advanced or forward position; take the lead in a race, etc.:

  • Sans Egal went to the front at once and opened a lead of some six lengths.