ahead of one's time

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ahead of one's time

  1. (idiomatic) In advance of concurrent commonly accepted ideas; showing characteristics of changes yet to be; present in one's work before later advances in the field.
    • 1990: Ken Frieden, Freud’s dream of interpretation, SUNY Press, 1990, →ISBN, 9780791401248, page 135.
      With his practice of dream interpretation by free association, Freud was both ahead of his time and behind his time.