Definition of 'about time'
Example sentences containing 'about time'
About time they do something for him.The Sun (2008)
Some would say it is about time.The Sun (2016) The Sun (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2014) The Sun (2007)
Pace of play has become a problem in the modern game and it is about time something was done about it.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
It's about time we took something on the road.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It's about time we had something to sing about.The Sun (2011) The Sun (2010)
It's about time something was done.The Sun (2012)
I think it is about time these people were fined for this behaviour.The Sun (2013)
He changed the way we think about time and this is the watch he probably had at the moment he was making that incredible intellectual leap.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It was about timing really.The Sun (2015)
I also think it is about time certain sections of the media stopped hailing him as some kind of rebel hero.The Sun (2006)
They insist her wardrobe has barely changed since she became famous and say it's about time she splashed out on designer threads.The Sun (2013)
I think it is about time a few of us really stepped up and gave something back because it is long overdue.The Sun (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Because the way we have come to think about time has made many of us unhappy, since we have lost touch with the present.Times, Sunday Times (2009) The Sun (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Once you are in bed, don't think about time.Beat Jet Lag - arrive alert and stay alert (1991)
To which I say: about time.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
My friends say it's about time I thought about myself.The Sun (2010)
Bosses in the bingo sector have been complaining about tax and red tape for so long, it's about time somebody attempted something positive.Times, Sunday Times (2010) The Sun (2010)
Definition of about time from the Collins English Dictionary
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