Yes, for a wood or charcoal barbecue, you must let the fire burn down before you can start cooking, usually 15 minutes to an hour."Make sure you light the barbecue in plenty of time"
What does this sentence mean? "in plenty of time" Lighting the barbecue much earlier than the barbecue event starts?
Indeed.So is "in plenty of time" a set phrase and it might be used in different contexts? It will always mean 'earlier'.
Yes, for a wood or charcoal barbecue, you must let the fire burn down before you can start cooking, usually 15 minutes to an hour.
Yes, but it means more than that. If you have a second thing that depends on a first thing, finishing the first part before the second part is ready to start is called "finishing in time". Finishing with extra time to spare (well more than the minimum) is called finishing in plenty of time.It will always mean 'earlier'.
Yes, I will finish the process of traveling to the location where the lunch is well before the scheduled beginning of the lunch.Will you be in time for lunch? Yes, I will be there in plenty of time.