ahead of time
*ahead of time
beforehand; before the announced time. (*Typically: arrive \ahead of time; get there \ahead of time; leave \ahead of time; show up \ahead of time.) •

If you show up ahead of time, you will have to wait.

Be there ahead of time if you want to get a good seat.

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{adv. phr.} Before the expected time; early. * /The bus came ahead of time, and Mary was not ready./ * /The new building was finished ahead of time./ Contrast: BEHIND TIME.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • ahead of time — {adv. phr.} Before the expected time; early. * /The bus came ahead of time, and Mary was not ready./ * /The new building was finished ahead of time./ Contrast: BEHIND TIME …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ahead\ of\ time — • ahead of time • ahead of schedule adv. phr. Before the expected time; early. The bus came ahead of time, and Mary was not ready. The new building was finished ahead of time. Contrast: behind time …   Словарь американских идиом

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  • ahead of time — ► if you do something ahead of time, you do it early or before something else happens: »You must arrive at the airport two hours ahead of time in order to go through security. Main Entry: ↑time …   Financial and business terms

  • ahead of time — If something happens ahead of time, it happens early or before the set time …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • ahead of time — index premature Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ahead of time — adverb before the usual time or the time expected she graduated early the house was completed ahead of time • Syn: ↑early, ↑too soon • Ant: ↑late (for: ↑early) …   Useful english dictionary

  • ahead of time — get to the airport ahead of time Syn: early, in good time, with time to spare, in advance …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • ahead of time —    If something happens ahead of time, it happens early or before the set time.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • ahead of time — at an earlier time than people expected The plane touched down about half an hour ahead of time …   English dictionary

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