When something is in front of you, in time or in space, we say that it is "ahead." When describing time, it’s similar to in the future:
The word "ahead" is also used when someone or a group gains an advantage over someone else, especially in a competitive environment:
To "get ahead" is to save money for the future or to keep pace with your debts. This is an idiom:
The idiom "go ahead" means that it’s your turn or your opportunity to do something or say something:
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This page was first published on February 23, 2014. It was amended on December 29, 2014.