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from time to timeC. 1595, William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, act 3, sc. 3.
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from time to timeOccasionally; sometimes; once in a while.
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time after timeAgain and again; repeatedly; every time; always.
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time outTo call for a suspension of activity or conversation.
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time outTo call for a time-out.
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time out of mindA lengthy duration of time, longer than is readily remembered.
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time out of mindThe distant past beyond anyone's memory.
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in the nick of timeAt the last possible moment; at the last minute.
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a stich in time saves nineWhat ever work you have you should perform the and there, thereby your work being helped others work.
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a stitch in time saves nineA little effort expended sooner to fix a small problem prevents it from becoming a larger problem requiring more effort to fix later; A little preparation can eliminate the need for repairs later; consistency (achieving a set rhythm) is better than trying to rush ahead.
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a week is a long time in politicsIn politics, a lot of change can happen in a short space of time.
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about timeClose to the right time.
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about timeFar past the desired time.
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ahead of one's timeShowing characteristics of changes yet to be; present in one's work before later advances in the field; coming earlier than could be generally accepted.
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all the timeAlways; constantly; for the complete duration.
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all the timeVery often; frequently.
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at this point in timeRight now.
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before someone's timeFrom before one was born or old enough to be aware of the world.
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before someone's timeAt a stage in one's life, development, etc. that seems premature.
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behind its timeShowing characteristics of the past; present in one's work after later advances in the field; coming later than could be generally accepted.
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behind timeLate, arriving late.
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bide one's timeTo wait, especially for a suitable opportunity.
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borrowed timeA period of time whose precise duration is not known but which can be expected to be quite limited, and at the end of which one's situation, benefits, or opportunities will be entirely terminated.
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buy timePurposefully cause a delay to something, in order to achieve something else.
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by the timeWhen.
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closing timeUsed other than as an idiom: see closing, time.
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closing timeThe time when a public house closes. Used to invite final drink orders.
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closing timeUsed to suggest that a deadline for action is imminent.
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copious free timeA hypothetical time set aside for performing time-consuming tasks, however insinuating that the speaker really has no free time.
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every timeAt each occasion that.
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every timeUsed to express a strong preference for something.
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every time one turns aroundEvery time, to an annoyingly repetitive or consistent degree.
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for the time beingTemporarily; until later.
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get the timeHave a free period of time to do something.
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give somebody a hard timeTo tease, kid, or rib.
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give someone a hard timeTo cause difficulty or make trouble for someone.
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give someone a hard timeTo tease, kid, or rib someone.
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give the time of dayTo acknowledge somebody; to give somebody any respect or attention.
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have a good timeTo enjoy oneself.
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have a whale of a timeTo enjoy oneself greatly.
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have the time of one's lifeTo enjoy oneself immensely.
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have the time of one's lifeTo enjoy oneself more than ever before.
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high timeA point in time at which something desirable or necessary is considered to be utterly due or even overdue to occur.
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high timeA very enjoyable or exciting experience or period of time.
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hit the big timeTo become successful and widely known.
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in no timeVery soon.
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in process of timeIn the course of time; as time goes on; gradually; in due course.
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in the right place at the right timeAt a location where something good is about to happen at just the time of its occurrence; lucky; fortunate; able to obtain a benefit due to circumstances, rather than due to merit.
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in the wrong place at the wrong timeDescribing actions or activities that the speaker considers inappropriate, misdirected, or unlikely to yield good results.
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in the wrong place at the wrong timeAt a location where something bad is about to happen at just the time of its occurrence.
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