English Expression

09 Feb


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If we or someone else hasn’t done something for a very long time, we can say, “It’s about time”.

For example:It’s about time I went to the hairdresser’s; my hair is too long!

It’s about time you cleaned your room; it’s very dirty!

Note that the verb after “It’s about time” is in the past simple. This structure indicates that something should be done and it’s already a bit late.

Let’s take a look at some other idioms containing the word “time”.

Time flies means time passes very quickly.
For example: Time flies when you’re having fun.

in the nick of time means just before it is too late or just in time.
For example: My team scored just in the nick of time, during the last minute of the game.

spare time means free time.
For example: I go to the cinema and read in my spare time.

as time goes by means as time passes.
For example: As time has gone by, I have become less and less interested in politics.

Going back to the phrase “It’s about time“, if there’s anything you would like to do that you haven’t done in a long time, you can do so if you have some spare time this weekend.

Best wishes,


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Posted by on February 9, 2015 in ABAENGLISH, ENGLISH, HOME


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