ahead adv
A tomato and a lettuce had a race. The lettuce was a head, and the tomato had to ketchup.

English expressions. 2014.

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  • ahead — (adv.) 1620s, at the head, in front, from a on (see A (Cf. a ) (1)) + HEAD (Cf. head). Originally nautical. To be ahead of (one s) time attested by 1837 …   Etymology dictionary

  • ahead — [adv] in front or advance of advanced, advancing, ahead, along, ante, antecedently, at an advantage, at the head, before, beforehand, earlier, first, fore, foremost, forward, forwards, in the foreground, in the lead, leading, on, onward, onwards …   New thesaurus

  • ahead of the game — {adv. or adj. phr.}, {informal} 1. In a position of advantage; winning (as in a game or contest); ahead (as by making money or profit); making it easier to win or succeed. * /The time you spend studying when you are in school will put you ahead… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ahead of the game — {adv. or adj. phr.}, {informal} 1. In a position of advantage; winning (as in a game or contest); ahead (as by making money or profit); making it easier to win or succeed. * /The time you spend studying when you are in school will put you ahead… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ahead of time — {adv. phr.} Before the expected time; early. * /The bus came ahead of time, and Mary was not ready./ * /The new building was finished ahead of time./ Contrast: BEHIND TIME …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ahead of time — {adv. phr.} Before the expected time; early. * /The bus came ahead of time, and Mary was not ready./ * /The new building was finished ahead of time./ Contrast: BEHIND TIME …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ahead\ of\ the\ game — adv or adj. phr. informal 1. In a position of advantage; winning (as in a game or contest); ahead (as by making money or profit); making it easier to win or succeed. The time you spend studying when you are in school will put you ahead of the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Ahead — A*head , adv. [Pref. a + head.] 1. In or to the front; in advance; onward. [1913 Webster] The island bore but a little ahead of us. Fielding. [1913 Webster] 2. Headlong; without restraint. [Obs.] L Estrange. [1913 Webster] {To go ahead}. (a) To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ahead\ of\ schedule — • ahead of time • ahead of schedule adv. phr. Before the expected time; early. The bus came ahead of time, and Mary was not ready. The new building was finished ahead of time. Contrast: behind time …   Словарь американских идиом

  • ahead\ of\ time — • ahead of time • ahead of schedule adv. phr. Before the expected time; early. The bus came ahead of time, and Mary was not ready. The new building was finished ahead of time. Contrast: behind time …   Словарь американских идиом

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