ahead of one's time
- (idiomatic) In advance of concurrent commonly accepted ideas; showing characteristics of changes yet to be; present in one's work before later advances in the field.
- 1990: Ken Frieden, Freud’s dream of interpretation, SUNY Press, 1990, ISBN 0791401243, 9780791401248, page 135.
- With his practice of dream interpretation by free association, Freud was both ahead of his time and behind his time.
in advance of commonly accepted ideas