ahead of one's/its time


: too advanced or modern to be understood or appreciated during the time when one lives or works
As a director, he was ahead of his time. His movies are now regarded as classics, but they were unpopular when he made them.

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Recent Examples on the Web It could be argued that Wham! was ahead of its time. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 30 June 2023 The show was ahead of its time, portraying a very real situation and statistic: Most people who have abortions in real life are already parents. Mikayla Dawson, Women's Health, 23 June 2023 The movie had a lot of special effects, including a computer with no keyboard and a virtual reality interface that was well ahead of its time. Emil Sayegh, Forbes, 10 Jan. 2023 But really, the idea was just way ahead of its time, as many people consider the Simon to be the world’s first smartphone. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 20 Oct. 2022 Looking back now, not even a decade after its Broadway premiere, Kinky Boots seems ahead of its time. Joe Lynch, Billboard, 1 Sep. 2022 So for those listeners who remember what that product was, that was a PDA way, way, way ahead of its time. Fortune Editors, Fortune, 3 Aug. 2022 The nonprofit’s virtual model proved ahead of its time. Samuele Petruccelli, BostonGlobe.com, 26 July 2022 As Kissin relished the chromaticism and plumbed emotional depths, the familiar music towered over the house, all the while sounding freshly minted and still somehow far ahead of its time. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, 25 Apr. 2022

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“Ahead of one's/its time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ahead%20of%20one%27s%2Fits%20time. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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