time will tell

Meaning: something that will not be proven until a later date

Example: I don't think that he studied for his test, even though he says he did. Only time will tell. Read on

all day long

Meaning: the whole day, throughout the entire day

Example: The beggar had to beg all day long before getting enough money to feed his hungry children. Read on

hang on

Meaning: hold on or hold tightly

Example: The child hung on to her mother and would not let go of her hands. Read on

at the same time

Meaning: used to refer to two or more things occurring together

Example: My mother has the ability to make me laugh and cry at the same time. 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

from now on

Meaning: used to refer a time in the not so distant future

Example: From now on, every student must switch off their phones before coming to my class. Read on

the eleventh hour

Meaning: at the very last minute before an event

Example: Just minutes before the deadline, he definitely submitted his assignment at the eleventh hour. Read on

time flies

Meaning: for a particular phase in life to seem shorter than it really was

Example: Time flies when I go to play with friends. Read on

strike while the iron is hot

Meaning: to take advantage of a situation

Example: The study plans were such that it required you to read when your mind was fresh, strike while the iron is hot. Read on

there’s no time like the present

Meaning: right now is the best time

Example: The master chef always told me that there's no time like the present to start working on your signature dish. Read on

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come hell or high water

Meaning: come what may

Example: I want to complete this report by today, come hell or high water. Read on


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