the third time is the charm

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time and again

…OR “time and time again”? Need clarification. Thanks Ann “Time and again” is correct not “time and time again.” George Dettenwanger I was told years ago that “time and again”…

from time to time

Meaning: every now and then

Example: The kids write to me from time to time letting me know of their latest adventures. Read on

time after time

Meaning: to repeat something

Example: The narrator repeated her name time after time in the story but I could not understand her connection with the plot until the very end of the story. Read on

third time’s a charm

Meaning: to say that when a person tries to do something, it works out at the third attempt

Example: The fellow finally managed to pass his exam. As they say, third time's a charm. Read on

kill time

Meaning: to wait for something by doing something or nothing

Example: The team was killing time at the stadium before it was their turn to play. Read on

a stitch in time saves nine

Meaning: do not wait to deal with a specific problem or you risk it getting much worse later on

Example: John said to his brother, " You better bring your car to the shop while it's still running, because a stitch in time saves nine". Read on

time puts everything in its place

Meaning: time is persistent; as it passes eventually, everything goes back to its original state or place

Example: After my breakup with Judy, I couldn't understand why things had to end so tragically, but I now understand time puts everything in its place in my new relationship. Read on

high time

Meaning: to refer to something that is already overdue but must be started immediately

Example: After months of being unemployed, it's high time Paul starts a business of his own rather than keep waiting for paid employment. Read on

race against time

Meaning: effort to do something as soon as possible

Example: The completion of this project was honestly a race against time. The client needed to have filed the documents in the court by today at any cost. Read on

waiting time

Meaning: a period of time from when action is requested to when it happens

Example: The waiting time for non-urgent surgery seems to be on the increase over the last five years. Read on

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