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well before

This page is about the collocation well before

Meaning

a long time before

For example

  • We got there well before the movie started, so we had to wait a long time.

  • Our car broke down on the way, so all the others arrived well before we did.

Note:
A similar collocation is "long before"

Quick Quiz

I got there well before my interview because

a. I get nervous if I have to wait

b. I got caught in a traffic jam

c. I was worried I'd be late

Contributor: Matt Errey