plan ahead


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

plan ahead

To make all arrangements or preparations that one will or might find necessary or useful in advance of something happening. You need to plan ahead before you set off on some weeks-long road trip. The leak in the coolant system could have been catastrophic. Thankfully, we planned ahead for such an emergency, and we were able to patch it before it did any major damage.
See also: ahead, plan

plan ahead

v.
To make arrangements in advance: I planned ahead and bought my tickets a month in advance, which saved me a lot of money.
See also: ahead, plan
References in periodicals archive ?
Tipton Shonkwiler, president of Plan Ahead Events (PAE) globally, said: "We are excited about tapping the events management business in the UAE and the region.
"However many simply fail to plan ahead and end up with a New Year financial hangover with claims for debts amassed from December to be actioned in January and February."
The two most important parts of cooking from scratch are remembering to plan ahead, and maintaining a clean kitchen.
The FTB is advising taxpayers to plan ahead for changes to the state's personal income tax rates and exemption credits for the 2009 calendar year.
At holiday times you will have staff away - but so will your customers so plan ahead.
How can you plan ahead to ensure that you select the right project manager?
You have to plan ahead and anticipate a pest problem." The best time to introduce a predatory species is before pests show up or immediately after they appear.
This potential effect is coupled with the fact that young people--who don't have the life experience of their adult counterparts, nor the insight that accompanies it--are more likely to downplay the consequences of their actions and are perhaps less likely to plan ahead. It makes sense, therefore, to adopt separate national and state policies for those under eighteen, but only so long as the validation for doing so rests on reason and empirical evidence and not on purely dogmatic notions of morality.
Mulcahy argues that the animals' delayed success depends on them making a realization similar to that of the girl in the folktale, who had to fail--at least in her dream--before she could plan ahead.
Although the longtime Los Angeles residents are perfectly healthy--and not overly morbid--they decided to plan ahead for their earthly demise.
Mapsolute's overall advice is to plan ahead, particularly if you are aiming to travel through unfamiliar surroundings.
The Plan Ahead kit, which costs pounds 179, assesses the number of eggs in a woman's ovaries compared with the levels expected for others of the same age.
As such, given we have entered the fourth quarter of the fiscal year, I want to provide our field operations with the information necessary to adequately plan ahead.
The new and modified services will take a few extra hours to perform, so plan ahead and take no shortcuts.
Whether you want to plan an independent sightseeing adventure, plan an outdoors trip, or survey cultural attractions and local fiestas, Mexico's Pacific Coast is the handbook to plan ahead with--and take with you.