#IOTW: Idioms related to time

Ding… Ding… Ding… Good evening, fellas. I’m back. How do you feel about today? Was it a good day? Now, let’s go to our today’s session. Tonight I’m going to share some idioms related to time, fellas. Let’s start it! :D

  1. A whale of time. Meaning: to have an exciting or fun time.
    • Example:
      • “Sally had a whale of a time in Sydney.”
  2. Pressed for time. Meaning: in a hurry.
    • Example:
      • ” I’m sorry I can’t talk to you right now, I’m a bit pressed for time. I’ll call you later.”
  3. In the nick of time. Meaning: just in time; just before it’s too late.
    • Example:
      • “Anna reached the airport in the nick of time.”
  4. Behind the times. Meaning: old-fashioned.
    • Example:
      • “Mrs. Dally, our teacher, is a bit behind the times.
  5. Time on your hands. Meaning: a lot of free time.
    • Example:
      • “Since Carrie’s father retired, he has too much time on his hands.”
  6. A laugh a minute. Meaning: very funny and entertaining.
    • Example:
      • “Phil’s smart screenplay makes this new show a laugh a minute.”
  7. Mile a minute. Meaning: to do something very fast.
    • Example:
      • “I can’t understand what Irina is talking about. She talks a mile a minute.”
  8. Big time. Meaning: very much.
    • Example:
      • ” Sophia owes Jack big time for everything he has done for her.”

That’s a wrap for tonight. Thank you for keeping your eyes on our timeline. Try to use those idioms on your daily conversation. Cheerio! :D

Compiled and written by @fabfebby at @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, October 27, 2013.



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