6 Idioms about Time – Global-Learning.ro
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6 Idioms about Time

  1. A stitch in time (saves nine): to make a little effort to fix something small before it gets worse

Example: Why don’t you fix the engine now before it causes more damage to the car? Remember, a stitch in time saves nine!

  1. Against the clock: in a race against time, in a hurry to finish something before a particular time

Example: Julie was racing against the clock to get her wedding preparations done before the end of the week.

  1. Like clockwork: Something that happens regularly.

Example: Every day at 6:00, he comes in here, like clockwork, for a cup of tea and a good newspaper.

  1. Once in a blue moon: Something that happens very rarely.

Example: My parents work abroad so they come home once in a blue moon

  1. Wasting time: When you do something with no purpose.

Example: Jim, stop wasting time and get on with your homework!

  1. Whale of a time: To have a great time or to do something that is really fun.

Example: We had a whale of a time at the prom last night.