Time

on a roll

Meaning: making a lot of progress

Example: Our team has won eleven out of our twelve matches this season. We are on a roll. Read on

first light

Meaning: the time when the light begins to appear in the morning

Example: The search for the missing children will continue at first light. Read on

forty winks

Meaning: sleep for a while, mostly during the day

Example: The bank manager caught the security guard while taking forty winks on duty. 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

last long

Meaning: existing or persevering for a significant amount of time

Example: The debate on whether man and woman were created equal has been long-lasting and significant. Read on

over and over again

Meaning: again and again

Example: I have cleaned up this mess over and over again but ever time I come back it is dirty again. Read on

in the nick of time

Meaning: almost too late

Example: He arrived at the wedding in the nick of time. Read on

ups and downs

Meaning: good times and bad times

Example: Every relationship has its ups and downs. It is important to stick it out. Read on

zip past

Meaning: to move past (someone or something) very fast

Example: The guy just zipped past me in the queue today without bothering about the rules of the organization. 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

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point out

Meaning: to identify something within a group

Example: I have to go to the office to point out the person that keeps jamming the printer. Read on

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