ahead of one's time

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Prepositional phrase[edit]

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 0791401243, 9780791401248, page 135.
      With his practice of dream interpretation by free association, Freud was both ahead of his time and behind his time.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Also used as adverb.