ahead of
preposition Date: 1613 1. in front or advance of 2. in excess of

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  • ahead of — {prep.} 1. In a position of advantage or power over. * /He studies all the time, because he wants to stay ahead of his classmates./ 2. In front of; before. * /The troop leader walked a few feet ahead of the boys./ 3. Earlier than; previous to,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ahead of — {prep.} 1. In a position of advantage or power over. * /He studies all the time, because he wants to stay ahead of his classmates./ 2. In front of; before. * /The troop leader walked a few feet ahead of the boys./ 3. Earlier than; previous to,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ahead of the game — {adv. or adj. phr.}, {informal} 1. In a position of advantage; winning (as in a game or contest); ahead (as by making money or profit); making it easier to win or succeed. * /The time you spend studying when you are in school will put you ahead… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ahead of the game — {adv. or adj. phr.}, {informal} 1. In a position of advantage; winning (as in a game or contest); ahead (as by making money or profit); making it easier to win or succeed. * /The time you spend studying when you are in school will put you ahead… …   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 — {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 the Class — is a 2005 drama based on real life events. Marie Stubbs (Julie Walters), a diminutive Glaswegian headmistress who is coming up to retirement age, takes on one last challenge: to improve the fortunes of St George s School in north west London… …   Wikipedia

  • Ahead of Their Time — Infobox Album | Name = Ahead of Their Time Type = Live album Artist = The Mothers of Invention Released = March 23 1993 Recorded = October 28 1968 Genre = Jazz fusion, progressive rock, art rock, experimental rock Length = 67:39 Label = Barking… …   Wikipedia

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  • To get ahead of — Ahead A*head , adv. [Pref. a + head.] 1. In or to the front; in advance; onward. [1913 Webster] The island bore but a little ahead of us. Fielding. [1913 Webster] 2. Headlong; without restraint. [Obs.] L Estrange. [1913 Webster] {To go ahead}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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