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2005.12.07(Review of 2004.02.20 edition)

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Today's LessonCATEGORY: イディオム


  • To do something ahead of time is to do it before a deadline or before a planned event in the future.
  • ahead of time は、締切が来る前に何かをする、今後の予定に先立って何かをする、という意味です。


  1. For international flights, be sure to arrive at the airport two to three hours ahead of time.
  2. The travel agent recommended that we make hotel reservations for the New Year's weekend at least three months ahead of time. We should have listened to her.
  3. (manager to employee)
    I'm sorry, but I can't give you the day off tomorrow. Next time you want time off, ask me ahead of time instead of leaving it to the last minute.
  4. If you'd like an appointment with the vice-president, you'll need to arrange it ahead of time. His schedule is completely full until the end of the month.

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