before your time

1) often humorous used for saying that something happened or existed before you were born

These styles were a bit before my time.

2) used for talking about things that existed in a place before you lived or worked there

She was a manager here, before your time.

3) used for talking about things that happen at an earlier stage than they should

Such a modern design may look outdated before its time.


English dictionary. 2014.

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