plan ahead

plan ahead
• plan ahead
• think ahead
to prepare for the future; to make calculated future arrangements

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  • plan ahead — look/think/plan/ahead phrase to think about the future or plan for the future Looking ahead to next summer, where would you like to go? Thesaurus: to make plans or arrangementssynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • plan ahead —     [The] keys to success are to plan ahead, to choose manageable recipes, and to cook in batches (New York Times). Always tautological. Would you plan behind? …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • plan ahead —  Always tautological. Would you plan behind? …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • plan — ▪ I. plan plan 1 [plæn] verb planned PTandPPX planning PRESPARTX 1. [intransitive, transitive] to think carefully about something you want to do in the future, and decide exactly how you will do it: • We ve been planning this …   Financial and business terms

  • ahead — I [[t]əhe̱d[/t]] ADVERB USES ♦♦ (In addition to the uses shown below, ahead is used in phrasal verbs such as get ahead , go ahead , and press ahead .) 1) ADV: ADV after v, n ADV, ADV with cl Something that is ahead is in front of you. If you look …   English dictionary

  • plan — plan1 [ plæn ] noun count *** 1. ) a series of actions that you think about carefully to help you achieve something: an economic/spending/corporate plan a peace plan make/work out/outline a plan: We need to make a plan before we can start on the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • plan */*/*/ — I UK [plæn] / US noun [countable] Word forms plan : singular plan plural plans 1) a series of actions that you think about carefully to help you to achieve something an economic/spending/corporate plan a peace plan make/work out/outline a plan:… …   English dictionary

  • ahead — a|head W2S2 [əˈhed] adv ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in front)¦ 2¦(forward)¦ 3¦(before somebody else)¦ 4¦(future)¦ 5¦(before an event)¦ 6 ahead of schedule 7¦(progress/success)¦ 8¦(advanced)¦ 9¦(WINNING)¦ 10 go ahead …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ahead — a|head [ ə hed ] function word *** Ahead is used in the following ways: as an adverb: I could see the end of the tunnel ahead. in the preposition phrase ahead of: We have some difficult problems ahead of us. 1. ) in front of you a ) used for… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ahead */*/*/ — UK [əˈhed] / US adverb Summary: Ahead is used in the following ways: as an adverb: I could see the end of the tunnel ahead. in the preposition phrase ahead of: We have some difficult problems ahead of us. 1) in front of someone a) used for saying …   English dictionary

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