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At the announced or expected time, as in
Her first baby arrived right on schedule
. Originally alluding to published railroad timetables, this expression dates from the late 1800s.
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(...) an emergency. It is imperative that the trains run on schedule.
(...) difficult to define, to measure, and to make happen on schedule.
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