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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.
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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.
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But although SFA chief executive Smith is aware there will be accusations of overconfidence, he believes it is right to make advance plans ahead of the nation's most important match in eight years.
Details emerged of plans ahead of a World Health Organisation summit in Geneva next week on how to deal with the deadly H5N1 virus if it mutates into a human form
PRIME Minister Tony Blair was today putting the finishing touches to his legislative plans ahead of tomorrow's Queen's Speech.
But Mr Lloyd demanded they publish their plans ahead of the May 5 election - so the Welsh public know what they are voting for.
Coach Hugh Campbell also put Lawson in the starting line-up ahead of Bulloch for last weekend's Celtic League win over Cardiff Blues as he plans ahead for next term.