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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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*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.
See also: behind, schedule

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.
See also: on, schedule

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

ahead of schedule

happening or done earlier than the time that was planned The sale will help us to repay the loan ahead of schedule.
Opposite of: behind schedule
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behind schedule

happening or done later than the time that was planned The project is behind schedule because several people are off sick.
Opposite of: ahead of schedule
See also: behind, schedule

on schedule

happening or done at the time that was planned or intended The trains run pretty much on schedule, except when the weather is really bad.
See also: on, schedule

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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Vehicles extended dispatch when the variance window closes must be circle Xd by the commander for movement to mechanics who can perform the scheduled service.
Therefore, if inventory turns at least once a year, 25 percent of the section 481 adjustment calculated at December 31, 1986 would be scheduled to reverse in 1987 and 75 percent would be scheduled in 1988.
The temporary difference related to the reserve for inventory obsolenscence should be scheduled to result in deductible amounts in the periods in which the tax deductions are expected to be claimed, irrespective of the overall inventory turnover ratio.
If the company intends to surrender the policy, the temporary difference should be scheduled to result in taxable income in the year that the company expects to surrender the policy.
Regardless of the origination of the differences, if the company expects to sell the land, the temporary difference should be scheduled to reverse in the expected year of sale; otherwise, the related taxable or deductible amount should be included in the indefinite column in the scheduling exercise.
Accordingly, the differences between the depreciation for financial reporting and tax purposes for each future year should be scheduled as future taxable or deductible amounts.
Generally, temporary differences caused by depreciation or amortization differences are the only temporary differences that will be scheduled in this manner.
The net difference between the financial statement carrying amount and the tax basis should be scheduled to reverse over the expected depreciable life of the asset.
If the financial statement carrying amount and tax basis of an asset under construction are the same, no future taxable or deductible amounts should be scheduled.
The temporary difference existing at the balance sheet date should be scheduled to result in a deductible amount in the expected year of disposition.
If the tax basis exceeds the financial statement carrying amount of the investment in common stock, the temporary difference generaly should be scheduled to result in a future deductible amount in the year in which the investor expects to sell the investment or in the indefinte column when there are no current plans to dispose of this investment.
The temporary difference related to warranty reserves should be scheduled to result in deductible amounts in the years in which the tax deductions are expected to be claimed (generally, the period that the financial statement liability will be settled).
Accordingly, the deductible amount attributable to this temporary difference should be scheduled to occur in the year in which settlement is expected.
The taxable amounts attributable to this temporary difference should be scheduled based on the payment terms of the installment contract.
This temporary difference would be scheduled to result in deductible amounts in the periods in which the deferred intercompany profit is expected to be recognized for financial reporting purposes.