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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.
See also: ahead, of, schedule

behind schedule

Not having progressed as much as is necessary to meet a particular deadline. I'm so far behind schedule that I'll never get this report done by Friday. Thanks to the flu, I'm now behind schedule in my party preparations.
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on schedule

Proceeding within the expected or planned schedule or timetable; neither late nor early. We're still on schedule to arrive at 09:30. What's status of the project? Are you all still on schedule?
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slated to (do something)

Scheduled or organized to do or participate in something. A: "How about dinner on Saturday?" B: "Our band is slated to be in Portland for a gig that night. Maybe the week after?" The famous magician has been slated to appear in events around the country for the next six months.
See also: slate

*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

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.
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Schedule M-3 is replacing Schedule M-1 because of the ever-increasing expansion of the book-tax income gap, a decline in the corporate tax base, an increasing compliance burden on an already overwhelmed IRS and general dissatisfaction with Schedule M-1.
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With this GSA Schedule contract, Wizzard Software can now more easily offer our technologies and expertise across the entire government sector," added Spencer.
As long as those due dates determine where a job fits into the production schedule, being as efficient as possible after that is fine.
Call the auditors to get the audit schedule for the yearend audit as soon as possible.
They will check the outline, make suggestions, iron out problems, then approve schedules for the coming season.
The schedule modification occurred in week 32 of the 52 week program, and spanned both classroom and community training phases of the program.
Consequently, the chief impaneled a committee of four to begin developing a new work schedule.
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