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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.