ahead\ of\ schedule
• 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. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • ahead of schedule — ► early: »The meeting finished ahead of schedule. »If things continue to run ahead of schedule, construction could be finished two months early. Main Entry: ↑schedule …   Financial and business terms

  • ahead of schedule — • ahead of time • ahead of schedule earlier than arranged, expected or planned (Note: opposite in meaning to behind time (or schedule)) We started the meeting ahead of time so we could go home early. раньше времени Whenever I have an aррointment… …   Idioms and examples

  • ahead of schedule — happening or done earlier than the time that was planned. The sale will help us to repay the loan ahead of schedule. Opposite of: behind schedule …   New idioms dictionary

  • ahead of schedule — earlier than planned, earlier than scheduled …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ahead of time — • ahead of time • ahead of schedule earlier than arranged, expected or planned (Note: opposite in meaning to behind time (or schedule)) We started the meeting ahead of time so we could go home early. раньше времени Whenever I have an aррointment… …   Idioms and examples

  • 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

  • ahead — a|head W2S2 [əˈhed] adv ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in front)¦ 2¦(forward)¦ 3¦(before somebody else)¦ 4¦(future)¦ 5¦(before an event)¦ 6 ahead of schedule 7¦(progress/success)¦ 8¦(advanced)¦ 9¦(WINNING)¦ 10 go ahead …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • schedule — ▪ I. schedule sched‧ule 1 [ˈʆedjuːl ǁ ˈskedʒʊl, dʒl] noun [countable] 1. a plan of what someone is going to do and when they are going to do it: • I ve got a very full schedule (= I will be very busy because a lot of meetings and other… …   Financial and business terms

  • ahead — a|head [ ə hed ] function word *** Ahead is used in the following ways: as an adverb: I could see the end of the tunnel ahead. in the preposition phrase ahead of: We have some difficult problems ahead of us. 1. ) in front of you a ) used for… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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