ahead of time

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Adv.1.ahead of time - before the usual time or the time expectedahead of time - before the usual time or the time expected; "she graduated early"; "the house was completed ahead of time"
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Tom reached school ahead of time. It was noticed that this strange thing had been occurring every day latterly.
He was therefore neither behind-hand nor ahead of time. The two days gained between London and Bombay had been lost, as has been seen, in the journey across India.
And on the other hand if he came ahead of time he got no pay for that-- though often the bosses would start up the gang ten or fifteen minutes before the whistle.
Besides, the Upolu is not a regular passenger steamer, and she is just as liable to sail ahead of time as on time.
We dropped to the Heights Receiving Towers twenty minutes ahead of time, and there hung at ease till the Yokohama Intermediate Packet could pull out and give us our proper slip.
We can't really force them to evacuate that's why it is best that we can inform them ahead of time,' said Baloran as he pointed out that another cause of the delay in the 'evacuation process is because of the narrow roads in our coastal barangays.'
"To avoid this, they always make sure they are at the venue of appointment five to 10 minutes ahead of time to wait for theappointment time, and, on the dot, they knock on your door," Kaliih notes.
Passengers need not be 'paralyzed' by boredom at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) if they are informed ahead of time if their flights would be delayed.
Lohrmann encourages people to check them out ahead of time. Not only can this help determine if the establishment is one you'd like to dine at, it gives patrons plenty of time to review menu items in detail and select the healthiest options for them.
More than ever before, young people need good advice and guidance, well ahead of time and the ability to make choices which reflect their interests and abilities.
There are complaints on the Parliament, so the MPs will not be elected ahead of time as well; parliamentary elections will be held in 2021.