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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