ahead of your time

much more modern or advanced than most other people or things

As an artist, he was years ahead of his time.

Thesaurus: modern and fashionable and up-to-datesynonym
Main entry: time

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ahead of your ˈtime idiom
having advanced or new ideas that other people use or copy later
Main entry:timeidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • ahead of your time — ahead of (your) time having very modern ideas. The inventor was years ahead of his time in realizing the importance of being able to record sound. Taylor s ideas have been before his time on many occasions …   New idioms dictionary

  • ahead of its time — ahead of your/its/etc time phrase much more modern or advanced than most other people or things As an artist, he was years ahead of his time. Thesaurus: modern and fashionable and up to datesynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • ahead of your/its time — ◇ If you are ahead of your time or if your ideas, creations, etc., are ahead of their time, you are too advanced or modern to be understood or appreciated during the time when you live or work. As a director, he was ahead of his time. His movies… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ahead of time — ahead of (your) time having very modern ideas. The inventor was years ahead of his time in realizing the importance of being able to record sound. Taylor s ideas have been before his time on many occasions …   New idioms dictionary

  • time — 1 /taIm/ noun TIME 1 (U) something that is measured in minutes, hours, years etc using clocks: a machine that can travel through time | The basic unit of time, the second, was redefined in 1967. | time passes/goes by: time goes by so quickly… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • time — time1 W1S1 [taım] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(minutes/hours etc)¦ 2¦(on a clock)¦ 3¦(occasion)¦ 4¦(point when something happens)¦ 5¦(period of time)¦ 6¦(available time)¦ 7 all the time 8 most of the time 9 half the time 10 at tim …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • time — [[t]ta͟ɪm[/t]] ♦ times, timing, timed 1) N UNCOUNT Time is what we measure in minutes, hours, days, and years. ...a two week period of time... Time passed, and still Ma did not appear... As time went on the visits got more and more regular... The …   English dictionary

  • time — time1 [ taım ] noun *** ▸ 1 quantity clock measures ▸ 2 period ▸ 3 occasion/moment ▸ 4 time available/needed ▸ 5 how fast music is played ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) uncount the quantity that you measure using a clock: Time seemed to pass more quickly than… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • time — I UK [taɪm] / US noun Word forms time : singular time plural times *** Metaphor: Time is like money or like something that you buy and use. I ve spent a lot of time on this project. ♦ We are running out of time. ♦ You have used up all the time… …   English dictionary

  • ahead — a|head W2S2 [əˈhed] adv ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in front)¦ 2¦(forward)¦ 3¦(before somebody else)¦ 4¦(future)¦ 5¦(before an event)¦ 6 ahead of schedule 7¦(progress/success)¦ 8¦(advanced)¦ 9¦(WINNING)¦ 10 go ahead …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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