ahead of one's/its time

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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.

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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 16 Oct. 2021.

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