Business English Idioms about Schedules and Planning
September 26, 2017
Hi! This is Ariel from Confident Business English, here to help you get confident in English so you can focus on your business.
In today’s video we’re going to be talking about three very important idioms that have to do with “Planning and Scheduling”.
The first idiom is “Behind Schedule”. Now usually, it’s not a good thing if you’re behind schedule. What “Behind Schedule” means is failing to do something at a specific time especially a time that has been set or written down in advance. An example of this is “Our project is six months behind schedule” or “We have to work quickly to finish soon or we will fall behind schedule”.
The next idiom that we’re going to be talking about is “On Schedule”, and “On Schedule” simply means that everything is happening according to the time that has been planned. For example, “The plane came in on schedule” or “We are on schedule for our product launch next week”.
Ahead of Schedule
The third idiom that we’re going to discuss is “Ahead of Schedule”, and being “Ahead of Schedule” is usually a good thing. What this means is finishing a project or having done a project before the expected time or before the time that was planned. So an example of this could be “I want to finish this project ahead of schedule” or “The inventory came in from our supplier ahead of schedule” and that what that means is that the supplier gave us the inventory before we planned or before we agreed.
So there you have it! Three important business idioms that have to do with the word “Schedule”.
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