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Ahead of her time

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".