think ahead

idiom

: to prepare for a future event or situation by thinking about what might happen
We should have thought ahead and brought an umbrella.

Examples of think ahead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web String cheese and bananas may prove a distraction for those who did not think ahead like you — and cause a workplace coup. Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2023 Divorces peak in January, as people emerge from the holidays, set resolutions, or think ahead to next year’s tax return. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, 9 Jan. 2024 To get the most out of summer sales, shoppers have to think ahead — sometimes way ahead. Nerdwallet, cleveland, 2 Sep. 2023 With the 2023 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale right around the corner, there's no better time to refresh your summer wardrobe—and perhaps even think ahead to early fall—with new clothing, handbags, and shoes straight from the Duchess of Sussex's style playbook. Sarah Maberry, Town & Country, 10 July 2023 Team members said chess has taught them to think ahead, be strategic, and consider the ramifications of decisions. David Sharp, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 May 2023 Team members said chess has taught them to think ahead, be strategic and consider the ramifications of decisions. David Sharp, Fortune, 11 May 2023 Cincinnati Bengals – Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah With Cincinnati's foreseeable future sure to be shaped by the forthcoming Joe Burrow extension, the Bengals should think ahead about how to keep their supercharged receiving corps running. Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 4 Mar. 2023 Players need to think ahead of their opponents to create a sequence of chips. Kori Williams, Seventeen, 9 Dec. 2022

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“Think ahead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/think%20ahead. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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