ahead behind time

ahead behind time
ahead of/behind ˈtime idiom
earlier/later than was expected

We finished 15 minutes ahead of time.

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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 — {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

  • 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 — 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

  • behind time — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1a. Behind the correct time; slow. * /That clock is behind time./ 1b. Behind schedule; late. * /The train is running behind time today./ 2. Not keeping up; not at the proper time; overdue. * /Your lessons are good, but why… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • behind time — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1a. Behind the correct time; slow. * /That clock is behind time./ 1b. Behind schedule; late. * /The train is running behind time today./ 2. Not keeping up; not at the proper time; overdue. * /Your lessons are good, but why… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • behind\ time — adv or adj. phr. 1a. Behind the correct time; slow. That clock is behind time. 1b. Behind schedule; late. The train is running behind time today. 2. Not keeping up; not at the proper time; overdue. Your lessons are good, but why are you behind… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • behind time — Synonyms and related words: after time, ahead of time, anachronistic, antedated, backward, beforehand, behind, behindhand, belatedly, dated, deep into, early, far on, foredated, late, metachronistic, misdated, mistimed, none too soon, out of date …   Moby Thesaurus

  • 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

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