Time

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until the cows come home

Meaning: for a long time or indefinitely.

Example: I'll keep drawing pictures on the sidewalk with chalk until the cows come home. Read more ➺


forty winks

Meaning: a brief nap or short sleep.

Example: The bank manager caught the security guard taking forty winks on duty. Read more ➺


kill time

Meaning: pass time aimlessly or without purpose.

Example: Waiting for the bus, she decided to kill time by reading a book. Read more ➺


beat a dead horse

Meaning: spend time and effort on things that are hopeless and unchangeable.

Example: Tom still has hope that his wife will come back to him, but he is actually beating a dead horse. Read more ➺


in limbo

Meaning: in an uncertain situation.

Example: Our plans for the future were left in limbo due to the pandemic. Read more ➺


long time no see

Meaning: informal way to greet someone you haven't seen in a long time.

Example: Long time no see! It's been ages. How have you been? Read more ➺


crash course

Meaning: a course in which lots of information is taught in a short period of time.

Example: We took a crash course in Spanish last summer to prepare for our trip to Spain. Read more ➺


as soon as

Meaning: immediately after.

Example: As soon as the teacher left the class, she started making noise. Read more ➺


turn the clock back

Meaning: to restore something to its former state or condition.

Example: I would if I could turn the clock back and study another course. Read more ➺


till doomsday

Meaning: for a very long time.

Example: You can wait from now till doomsday for customer service. Read more ➺


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