wire ahead

wire ahead (for something)

to send a telegram to one's destination, requesting something to be available upon one's arrival. I wired ahead for a room. I hope that they still have one by the time we get to the hotel. We wired ahead for reservations.
See also: ahead, wire
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The announcement came as talks with Iran go to the wire ahead of the June 30 deadline.
MOUNTAIN RUNNING THE race for the men's title in the Tuesday Evening Series is going to the wire ahead of next week's final round in Llanberis.
4 wire ahead of the hook and consider adding a stinger rig on larger bait.
Mjallby, though, is not adopting a defeatist attitude as the race goes to the wire ahead of next week's Scottish Cup final against today's opponents Motherwell.
Talks between Intel, the world's biggest maker of semiconductors, and the city's ultra-Orthodox community broke down this week and the company ringed its factory with barbed wire ahead of the planned protests.
But the centre-back's loan move, with a view to a permanent deal in the January transfer window, could go to the wire ahead of tomorrow's game after plans for Clint Hill to move the opposite way to Selhurst Park hit a stumbling block.
Cleverly, the game assumes the VC have left a few signs around to warn their own soldiers of the danger and you have to learn to spot the twig-arrow on the ground subtly pointing to the trip wire ahead.
ROAD RUNNING The battles for the men's and women's Borders League titles are going right to the wire ahead of the final round in Wrexham on April 22.
But Mjallby is not adopting a defeatist attitude as the race goes to the wire ahead of next week's Scottish Cup final against today's opponents Motherwell.