before one's time

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Definition of before one's time

used to say that something happened before one was born or before one was involved in some activity You wouldn't know about that. It was before your time.

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“Before one's time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/before%20one%27s%20time. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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