Time

a watched pot never boils

Meaning: if you wait for something to happen it takes longer

Example: I kept waiting for hours near my phone but there was no news from my daughter from the war zone yet because a watched pot never boils. Read on

in the meantime

Meaning: simultaneously

Example: The party prepared to move to another location in the meantime Read on

time and again

time and again also time and time again Meaning | Definition to be repeated very often to happen again and again over and over again Example Sentences The … 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

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

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

quality time

Meaning: well spent time

Example: It had been so long since we went on a vacation but this last month we decided to spend quality time with the family regardless. Read on

water under the bridge

Meaning: past events that are not important anymore

Example: We used to have big disagreements some years back, but that's all water under the bridge now. We get along fine. Read on

drastic times call for drastic measures

Meaning: extreme circumstances can only be resolved by equally extreme actions

Example: After the company had posted losses for the third consecutive year, the board decided to replace all of its top management. After all, drastic times call for drastic measures. Read on

banker’s hours

Meaning: short working hours

Example: With our boss on leave, most of us worked banker's hours for the whole week. Read on

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breakout

Meaning: to escape from somewhere violently

Example: The breakout was so sudden that the guards did not even have the time to process what happened. Read on

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