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a short distance in front of someone or something
He kept his gaze fixed on the car ahead.
A hill loomed ahead of them.
We could see the lights of Las Vegas
some/a little/a long way ahead
The clinic was now in sight, some way ahead.
straight in front
The river is eight miles away dead ahead.
Henry hurried on ahead
went in front of the others
if someone or something looks or moves ahead, they look or move forward
The ship forged ahead through the thin ice.
before somebody else
before someone else
There were four people ahead of me at the doctor's.
in the future
a long trip
the years/days/months etc ahead
We do not foresee any major changes in the years ahead.
plan for the future
we are going to be in a mess.
before an event
before an event happens
I cook rice two or three hours ahead.
Can you tell me
ahead of time
if you're coming?
He's giving a series of concerts in London ahead of his international tour.
ahead of schedule
earlier than planned or arranged
I arrived at Jack's suite half an hour ahead of schedule.
making progress and being successful in your job, education etc
Getting ahead at work is the most important thing to her at the moment.
ideas, achievements etc that are ahead of others have made more progress or are more developed
This design is
light years ahead
much more advanced
in performance and comfort.
ahead of your/its time
very advanced or new, and not understood or accepted
Coleridge was in many ways far ahead of his time.
winning in a competition or election
Two shots from Gardner
the Giants 80-75
We are 10 points ahead in the polls.
At this stage, Smith appeared to be ahead of his rivals.
used to tell someone they can do something
'Can I have the sports section?' 'Yeah, go ahead, I've read it.'
to do something that was planned, especially in spite of a problem
go ahead with
Frank'll be late but we'll go ahead with the meeting anyway.
to take place
Tests of anti-cancer drugs are to go ahead this year.
ahead of the game/curve
in a position where you are in control of something, and more successful than your competitors
Belmont city leaders have never been ahead of the curve in environmental matters.
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