before your time - definition and synonyms

phrase
  1. 1
    often humorous used for saying that something happened or existed before you were born

    These styles were a bit before my time.

  2. 2
    used for talking about things that existed in a place before you lived or worked there

    She was a manager here, before your time.

  3. 3
    used for talking about things that happen at an earlier stage than they should

    Such a modern design may look outdated before its time.

See also main entry: time