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Early and ahead of time

sooner

adverb

earlier than expected

premature

adjective

happening too soon or before the usual time

early bird

noun

someone who arrives somewhere or does something before other people do

the early bird catches the worm

used for saying that if you arrive somewhere or do something before other people, you will have more chance of succeeding

ahead of time/schedule

at an earlier time than was planned or arranged

ahead of time

at an earlier time than people expected

before your time

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

with time to spare

earlier than necessary

prematurely

adverb

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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