Definition of ahead of (or behind) schedule in English:

ahead of (or behind) schedule


  • Earlier (or later) than planned or expected.

    ‘work finished an astonishing twelve days ahead of schedule’
    ‘I'm behind schedule as it is’
    • ‘Almost half of the children's centres planned for Bradford will be built behind schedule, it has been revealed.’
    • ‘Work is reportedly ahead of schedule and all the brand new homes are expected to be completed by 2005.’
    • ‘The plans to link our cities with motorways are behind schedule.’
    • ‘I am terribly behind schedule - I plan to finish my report during this week.’
    • ‘The flight to Chongqing took off four hours behind schedule.’
    • ‘Net debt at the year end is expected to be reduced ahead of schedule, at approximately €465 million.’
    • ‘I'm a month ahead of schedule so I plan to go back up to seventeen and then take it down again.’
    • ‘That ambitious project has slipped behind schedule.’
    • ‘The remaining two levels of the parking garage are expected to open ahead of schedule later this month.’
    • ‘Earlier this month it was revealed that some elements of the plan are running over budget and at least seven years behind schedule.’
    late, running late, overdue, behind time, not on time, behind, behindhand, behind target
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