In this lesson, you will learn 10 common idioms with TIME that are often used in conversations.
Sometimes, but not often
AT ONE TIME
When you talk about something related to a time in the past, but not now.
ALL THE TIME | THE WHOLE TIME
When something happens continuously or very often.
When something happens during the whole of a particular period of time.
AHEAD OF TIME
Earlier than expected
Note: 'Ahead of time' is mainly used in American English.
Later than expected
BEFORE MY TIME
When something happened before you were born or before you started living somewhere.
BEHIND THE TIMES
If someone or something is behind the times, they are old-fashioned.
TAKE TIME OUT
To take a break from something; To spend time away from studying or working
IN NEXT TO NO TIME | IN NO TIME
When you do something extremely quickly.
FOR THE TIME BEING
For a limited period or at this time
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