Posted by Abe on June 07, 2004
In Reply to: Ahead of her time posted by ESC on June 06, 2004
: : : "ahead of her time'
: : Her thinking, actions, wardrobe, or whatever was so advanced that it seemed to be from some future era. She was ahead of everyone in her time period.
: From Merriam-Webster online:
: Main Entry: ahead of
: Function: preposition
: 1 : in front or advance of
It seems to me "ahead of [ones] time could be positive or negative. "Ahead of her time" could mean "premature".