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front load

To organize something (often a contract or itinerary) so that it is most productive at the start and tapers off during the duration. My agent front loaded my contract so that I would make the most money right now, in the prime of my career. Why did you front load our trip so much? I'm exhausted after three days of touring the city!
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Although the trend is moving away from front-end funds, even today more than half of load-fund sales are front loaded.
We'll keep getting those planes, however, and a force that lacks requisite skills (or is smaller) until the Defense budget is rigged to produce what's needed, rather than what's expensive, and until all that front loaded hardware no longer puts pressure on the 0 and M budget.