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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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from time to timeC. 1595, William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, act 3, sc. 3.Rate it:

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from time to timeOccasionally; sometimes; once in a while.Rate it:

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time after timeAgain and again; repeatedly; every time; always.Rate it:

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nine livesDurability; near immunity to damage.Rate it:

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the whole nine yardsAll the way; with everything done completely or thoroughly.Rate it:

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bent as a nine-bob noteExtremely dishonest or criminally-mindedRate it:

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bent as a nine-bob noteOstentatiously homosexualRate it:

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cloud nineA state of happiness, elation or bliss; often used in the phrase on cloud nine.Rate it:

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my very educated mother just served us nine pumpkinsA mnemonic used to remember the order and names of the nine planets of the solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.Rate it:

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nine day wonderSomething that generates interest for a limited time and is then abandoned.Rate it:

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nine times out of tenvery often, mostly, most of the timeRate it:

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nine times out of tenUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see nine,‎ times,‎ out of,‎ ten.Rate it:

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on cloud nineVery happy, blissful.Rate it:

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over nine thousandoff the charts; through the roofRate it:

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possession is nine points of the lawDated form of possession is nine-tenths of the law.Rate it:

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possession is nine-tenths of the lawOne who has possession of a thing has some right to it; a popular statement of the doctrine of adverse possession.Rate it:

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the whole nine yardsAnd everything. Often used, like etc., to finish out a list.Rate it:

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not give someone the time of dayTo ignore someone deliberately; to refuse to talk or pay attention to someone.Rate it:

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time out of mindThe distant past beyond anyone's memory.Rate it:

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time will tellThe results of an action cannot be known beforehand.Rate it:

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for the time beingTemporarily; until later.Rate it:

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in the nick of timeAt the last possible moment; at the last minute.Rate it:

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third time's a charmOne is sure to succeed at a task or event on the third try.Rate it:

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before someone's timeFrom before one was born or old enough to be aware of the world.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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time and tide wait for no manaction is necessary without delayRate it:

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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.Rate it:

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about timeClose to the right time.Rate it:

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about timeFar past the desired time.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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all the timeAlways; constantly; for the complete duration.Rate it:

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all the timeVery often; frequently.Rate it:

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any time nowvery soonRate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/if I had an X for every time I YUsed to state that Y has happened a lot to the speakerRate it:

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at this point in timeRight now.Rate it:

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before someone's timeAt a stage in one's life, development, etc. that seems premature.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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behind timeLate, arriving late.Rate it:

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better to be late than be dead on timeIt is better to arrive late than to risk your life speeding to a destination.Rate it:

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bide one's timeTo wait, especially for a suitable opportunity.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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buy timePurposefully cause a delay to something, in order to achieve something else.Rate it:

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by the timeWhen.Rate it:

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bygones be bygones, and fair play for time to comeLet all past wrongs be forgotten, with a resumption of cordial relations.Rate it:

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closing timeUsed other than as an idiom: see closing, time.Rate it:

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closing timeThe time when a public house closes. Used to invite final drink orders.Rate it:

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closing timeUsed to suggest that a deadline for action is imminent.Rate it:

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comedy equals tragedy plus timeA tragic subject can be made into a comedy, given the passage of enough time.Rate it:

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