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