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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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*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.
See also: on, schedule
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For tax years ending after 2004, corporations with at least $10 million in assets must file Schedule M-3.
The first set of blocked requirements in the CDD must represent the minimal essential capability required by the warfighter or other capabilities that enhance combat effectiveness, where technology is mature enough to meet those requirements without risk to schedule.
As a GSA contractor under FSS Schedule 70, Wizzard Software now directly provides an array of speech recognition and text-to-speech products and services, including software, training and support.
Deborah Herrera, who is the mother of a Cactus student and the wife of a Desert Rose resource teacher, says she feels ``conned'' by the proposed schedule.
Naturally, they want to schedule around that bottleneck to maximize production efficiency.
2/13 Assemble schedules and reports requested and place in audit room.
They will check the outline, make suggestions, iron out problems, then approve schedules for the coming season.
The potential value of work schedule modification is demonstrated through the experience of one individual with high level quadriplegia who experienced a change in work schedule while involved in a vocational training program.
First, the meeting provided a forum for the chief to present a factual justification for the new work schedule systematically to all affected employees.
Fourth: A detailed and organized review and coordination process should be explicitly defined and incorporated into the design schedule to insure proper interfacing of structural, architectural and mechanical drawings.
Sabre AirFlite Profit Manager - a system that enables airlines to evaluate the profitability of a proposed flight schedule, forecast market share resulting from the implementation of a proposed schedule and evaluate the impact on profitability from proposed schedule changes.
the first tax year the corporation is required to file Schedule M-3).
The instructions also note that for Parts III and IV, supporting schedules should be filed for each includible corporation.
Although there might be some anecdotal evidence tying the new schedules to the increased response time, Bergmann said it is too soon to tell whether the two are actually linked, partly because of a lack of hard data.
This latest version of the scheduling and resource management system now supports enterprise-level security and automatically schedules and launches video calls, when combined with Forgent's Video Network Platform (VNP).
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