ahead of schedule


: earlier than planned
We finished ahead of schedule.
: doing or finishing something earlier than planned
The builders came in ahead of schedule, and we are now able to move in.

Examples of ahead of schedule in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As political uncertainty and violence spread across the country, the Boluarte government announced its intention of calling for early elections in April 2024, two years ahead of schedule. Matthew Bristow, Bloomberg.com, 13 Dec. 2022 The train arrived in Berlin 10 minutes ahead of schedule the next morning, nearly 17 hours after leaving Stockholm. Meg Kelly, Washington Post, 28 Oct. 2022 So far this season, officials said New Mexico’s green chile harvest is more than 10 days ahead of schedule and experts are expecting between 55,000 and 60,000 tons of peppers to be harvested. Susan Montoya Bryan, ajc, 12 Sep. 2022 In addition, officials said the U.S. would receive an additional 150,000 vials of vaccine in September — a month ahead of schedule — and were working to get another 2.5 million vials worth of vaccine into actual vials. Jason Mast, STAT, 22 Aug. 2022 Target used store space typically reserved for seasonal goods to highlight deals, stopped selling outdoor products earlier than usual and brought in back-to-school items ahead of schedule. Sarah Nassauer, WSJ, 17 Aug. 2022 Mark Kelly Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Monday announced a surprise snap general election on July 23, months ahead of schedule. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 31 May 2023 Earlier this month, two of the officers who headed the program were pulled from their jobs two months ahead of schedule. Luis Martinez, ABC News, 26 May 2023 Kirkwood Mountain Resort, on the south side of the lake, opened nearly a month ahead of schedule. Amudalat Ajasa, BostonGlobe.com, 5 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Ahead of schedule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ahead%20of%20schedule. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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