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ahead of schedule

Earlier than a given deadline. Since the contractor and his crew completed the renovations ahead of schedule, we were able to move into the house before winter arrived. Repaying your loan ahead of schedule will save you money in the long term by reducing the amount of interest you'll have to pay.
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behind schedule

Not having progressed as much as is necessary to meet a particular deadline. I'm so far behind schedule that I'll never get this report done by Friday. Thanks to the flu, I'm now behind schedule in my party preparations.
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on schedule

At the scheduled or expected time; neither late nor early. We're still on schedule to arrive at 09:30. What's status of the project? Are you all still on schedule?
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*ahead of schedule

Fig. having done something before the time given on a schedule or before the expected time. (*Typically: be ~; finish ~.) I want to be able to finish the job ahead of schedule.
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*behind schedule

having failed to do something by the appointed time, especially the time given on a written plan. (*Typically: be ~; fall ~; get ~.) We have to hurry and finish soon or we will fall behind schedule. The project is behind schedule by six months.
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on schedule

at the expected or desired time. The plane came in right on schedule. Things have to happen on schedule in a theatrical performance.
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slated to do something scheduled to do something

. (*Typically: be ~; have someone ~.) Mary is slated to go to Washington in the fall. We are slated to leave in November.
See also: schedule, slate

on schedule

At the announced or expected time, as in Her first baby arrived right on schedule. Originally alluding to published railroad timetables, this expression dates from the late 1800s.
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presumptive income base, schedular taxes, minimum taxation, fixed taxes, etc.
As for the second, all countries of the world but two, the United States and the Philippines, have favored the schedular or residential principle of income taxation.
Tightly integrating our Maestro workload schedular with HP OpenView OperationsCenter is already paying off for Unison's many HP customers.
a schedular system, as the passive loss limitation rules do for
A broad basketing or schedular system limited to corporate tax
Corporate Sector: The corporate sector, seems to be worst hit by the proposed budgetary measures, as is evident from the Finance Bill on the one hand and a wider scope of "Presumptive Tax, Schedular Tax and Withholding Tax' at different categories, on the other.