ahead of one's/its time

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of 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.

Word by Word Definitions

ahead play
  1. : in a forward direction or position : forward

  2. : in front

  3. : in, into, or for the future

time play
  1. : the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues : duration

  2. : a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

  3. : leisure

  1. : to arrange or set the time of : schedule

  2. : to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

  3. : to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. : of or relating to time

  2. : recording time

  3. : timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment


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