early on
adverb Date: 1928 at or during an early point or stage <
the reasons were obvious early on in the experiment
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Usage: This adverb is sometimes objected to in American writing as an obtrusive Briticism. It is a relative newcomer to the language, having arisen in British English around 1928. It seems to have filled a need, however. It came into frequent use in American English in the late 1960s and is now well established on both sides of the Atlantic in both speech and writing.

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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